Tag Archives: UK news

Passengers stranded overnight at Birkenhead after ferry coronavirus outbreak | World news

[ad_1] More than 300 passengers were stranded on a ferry overnight in Birkenhead after six crew members tested positive for Covid-19. The Belfast-bound Stena Line ferry at the company’s terminal on the River Mersey was advised by port health authorities not to let passengers disembark or to leave Birkenhead after …

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UK rules for Christmas could be reviewed as coronavirus cases surge | World news

[ad_1] Rules allowing families to meet over Christmas could be reviewed after stark warnings from hospitals and experts about the risk to the NHS from a surge in coronavirus cases. The Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, is to meet representatives from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to discuss the UK-wide …

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Covid cases and deaths today: coronavirus UK map | World news

[ad_1] Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording hundreds of thousands of cases and over 60,000 deaths linked to the disease. England faced Europe’s highest excess death levels during the first wave of the pandemic. The government figures below include confirmed cases only – some people who …

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Coronavirus: socialising at Christmas ‘very risky’, say NHS bosses | World news

[ad_1] Socialising over Christmas, particularly with those most vulnerable to Covid, will be “very risky” and threatens to put further pressure on hospital beds this winter, NHS bosses have warned. Chris Hopson, the head of NHS Providers, which represents hospital trusts in England, said relaxing restrictions over the festive period …

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Covid cases and deaths today: coronavirus UK map | World news

[ad_1] Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording hundreds of thousands of cases and over 60,000 deaths linked to the disease. England faced Europe’s highest excess death levels during the first wave of the pandemic. The government figures below include confirmed cases only – some people who …

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Coronavirus: UK scientists identify drugs that may help severe cases | Science

[ad_1] Scientists have identified a collection of drugs with the potential to benefit tens of thousands of patients who are admitted to intensive care with life-threatening coronavirus infections. The breakthrough emerged from a major study of critically ill patients that revealed a suite of genes involved in antiviral defences and …

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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public; Cyprus to waive tests for vaccinated visitors | World news

[ad_1] The US government’s first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the defence department, will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found. Across the country, state health departments are preparing …

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Italy imposes Christmas travel curbs – as it happened | World news

[ad_1] Italy approved new restrictions on Thursday to avoid a surge in coronavirus infections over Christmas and the New Year, banning midnight mass and halting movement between towns, as the country posted its highest daily death toll of the pandemic. The prime minister Giuseppe Conte said that from 21 December …

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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation | World news

[ad_1] The Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested on Wednesday that politicians who impose lockdowns or curfews to limit Covid-19 are acting like dictators, the Associated Press reports. The comments came as López Obrador once again fended off questions about why he almost never wears a face mask, saying …

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UK coronavirus death toll passes 75,000 | World news

[ad_1] The UK’s total Covid death toll has passed 75,000, according to a tally of all fatalities that mention the disease on death certificates. The grim milestone comes just over a month after the UK surpassed 60,000 deaths in late October, showing how the Covid death toll accelerated since September, …

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