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United Kingdom will close all its travel corridors from Monday to check entry of new coronavirus strains

The United Kingdom decided to close all its travel corridors from Monday to check any new strains of Covid-19 from entering its borders. Anyone flying into the country from overseas will have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before setting off. It comes as a ban on travellers from South America and Portugal […]

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Highly contagious UK variant could become dominant Covid-19 strain in US by March, officials warn

The highly contagious UK coronavirus variant could become the dominant strain in the US by March, health officials have warned. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned of “rapid growth” of the variant in coming weeks. In its report, the CDC said that the UK variant would spread quickly in the coming weeks […]

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Past Covid-19 patients are protected for at least five months, study finds

Most people who have had Covid-19 are protected from catching it again for at least five months, a study led by Public Health England shows. Prof Susan Hopkins, who led the study, said the results were encouraging, suggesting immunity lasted longer than some people feared, but protection was by no means absolute. It was particularly […]

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UK restaurant sends samosa into space before crash-landing in France

An Indian restaurant in the United Kingdom managed to send popular snack ‘samosa’ into space before it crash-landed in France. Chai Walla, one of the best-ranked restaurants in Bath, managed to complete the extraordinary space mission in the third try. Niraj Gadher, owner of the Chai Walla eatery, said he wanted to spread some cheer […]

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Two burglars get caught during the act after one of them accidentally pocket dial emergency services

Two burglars were arrested after one of them inadvertently sat on his phone and dialled UK emergency number during the break-in, thereby calling the cops on themselves. The incident took place in the Middleport area of Stoke-on-Trent, a city in UK’s Staffordshire country mid-week. Staffordshire Police said the arrest of the duo, aged 49 and 42, […]

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United Kingdom: Covid-19 cases breach 3 million mark and death toll passes 80,000

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom has now surpassed the three million mark amid the fast spreading new variants of the virus. The overall fatalities went past 80,000 – the highest in Europe. Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a third stay-at-home order at the start of the week as alarm deepens […]

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Queen and Prince Philip have received Covid-19 vaccinations

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have received Covid-19 vaccinations, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. British media reported that a royal household doctor at Windsor Castle administered the doses on the royals. The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are among around 1.5 million people in the UK to have had at least one dose […]

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Covid-19 declared ‘major incident’ in London as infection rate goes ‘out of control’

A ‘major incident’ has been declared in London as hospitals in the UK capital began getting overwhelmed with coronavirus infected patients. “The stark reality is that we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks unless the spread of the virus slows down drastically,” Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor, said in […]

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Covid-19 restrictions in England affect nearly 56 million as infections surge

A national third lockdown came into force in England, it includes stay-at-home order and the closure of schools affecting nearly 56 million people. All of the UK is now under strict virus curbs, with Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland also in lockdown. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom added 60,000 more coronavirus infections and […]

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United Kingdom permits mix-and-match of COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions

United Kingdom will allow people to mix shots of different Covid-19 vaccines on rare occasions, despite a lack of evidence about the extent of immunity offered by mixing doses. The government guidelines said: “(If) the same vaccine is not available, or if the first product received is unknown, it is reasonable to offer one dose […]

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92-year-old man passes away after choking on Brussels sprouts

A meal turned tragic for a 92-year-old man in the United Kingdom who passed away after he choked on Brussels sprouts. James Christopher Dingsdale suffered a cardiac arrest after eating the vegetable on December 20. Dingsdale was being fed lunch by a healthcare support worker when he started to choke on the seasonal vegetable at […]

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United Kingdom lawmakers approve EU trade deal for orderly Brexit

The post Brexit deal between UK and European Union would take effect at 11pm on Thursday night after it was signed into law. The British parliament overwhelmingly backed the agreement in a high-speed process on Wednesday, following the two sides reaching agreement on Christmas Eve. The UK leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, […]