UK sees “Herculean” vaccination target feasible

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Chase Farm Hospital to view the vaccination schedule, in North London, UK, on ​​January 4, 2021. Stefan Rousseau / Pool via REUTERS LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “Herculean” goal of vaccinating around 14 million of the most vulnerable population groups against COVID-19 … Read more

Boris Johnson could lose majority in upcoming UK elections: poll

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on ​​December 21, 2020. Tolga Akmen / Pool via REUTERS LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the road to defeat in the next election in 2024, in which neither … Read more

India approves use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

The AstraZeneca logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle. Archive photo Nov 9, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo NEW DELHI, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The government of India has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, paving the way for a massive … Read more

AstraZeneca expects to deliver 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine each week in the UK: The Times

File image of the AstraZeneca logo in a London, UK pharmacy. April 28, 2014. REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth Jan 1 (Reuters) – Approximately two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca will be delivered every week from mid-January in the UK, The Times reported. AstraZeneca expects to supply … Read more

New coronavirus variant does not cause more severe disease, British study finds

FILE PHOTO: People cross London Bridge as the spread of COVID-19 disease continues in London, UK, on ​​December 15, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay Dec 30 (Reuters) – A new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus does not appear to cause more severe illness than other variants, according to a paired study by the Public Health … Read more

US to require negative COVID-19 testing for all UK passengers: CDC

WASHINGTON, Dec 25 (Reuters) – The United States government will require all airline passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to boarding, amid concerns about a new variant of the coronavirus that could be more transmissible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in … Read more

Many just want a hug for Christmas this year: Queen Elizabeth

LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) – All many people want for Christmas this year is a simple hug, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth said in her annual holiday message, saying the date would be difficult for those who lost loved ones to COVID-19 or those separated from them by meeting restrictions. File image of Queen Elizabeth of the … Read more

OIL-Barrel rises after Brexit deal, but pandemic limits earnings

Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Company, Ras Lanuf, Libia, 18 agosto 2020. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/ CALGARY, USA / LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Thursday, helped by buying at the end of a volatile low-volume session that closed earlier than usual for the week for the Christmas holidays. * The market … Read more

The Brexit deal is still stuck in fishing and would still be hours away

FILE PHOTO: The flag of the United Kingdom and several of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, on December 9, 2020. REUTERS / Johanna Geron BRUSSELS, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Negotiations to conclude a Brexit trade deal could still have “a few hours to go,” a UK source said on Thursday as expectations continued for … Read more

Marathon Brexit Trade Agreement Negotiations Nearing End

By Guy Faulconbridge, Gabriela Baczynska LONDON / BRUSSELS, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union appeared to be close to closing a long-overdue trade deal on Wednesday, raising hopes that the parties are ready to avoid a turbulent economic breakdown on New Year’s Day. . FILE PHOTO: Flags of the Union Jack and … Read more