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UK to speed up Covid vaccination amid concerns over India variant

London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country is planning to accelerate its coronavirus vaccination program for priority groups amid concerns over the spread of the Indian variant. Speaking at a press conference at...

UK’s Covid alert level lowered as further lockdown easing expected

London, May 11 (IANS) Chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on Monday recommended Britain's coronavirus alert level be downgraded from Four to Three as infections and deaths have fallen consistently. "Thanks to the efforts of the...

British Airways sends vital oxygen supplies to India

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS): British Airways on Thursday said it has flown a Boeing 777-200 aircraft loaded with emergency aid to Delhi to support India in its battle against the coronavirus. The airline commissioned a special project team to organise...

India, UK agree roadmap to combat climate change

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the UK on Tuesday agreed on urgent action to tackle climate change through new, shared commitments during leader-level call. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson signed off on a...

UK to send medical equipment to India in fight against Covid

London, April 26 (IANS) The UK will be sending more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment to India to support it in fight against Covid-19, the UK government announced. The assistance package, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development...

UK variant ‘45% more contagious’ than original virus

Jerusalem, Apr 21 (IANS): The UK variant, termed B117 of Covid-19, is 45 per cent more contagious than the original virus, according to a new study that took data from about 300,000 PCR tests. The study, led by researchers from the...

Easing lockdown could lead to 3rd Covid-19 wave in UK: Scientists

London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19 by easing the lockdown too soon, local media reported. "There are areas in West Yorkshire, the Black Country and other regions...

UK variant of Covid spreading rapidly in US: Study

New York, March 31 (IANS) The UK variant of coronavirus, known as B.1.1.7, is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant variant of the virus in the US, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Cell, suggest that...

UK study to test Covid-19 vaccine efficacy in people with low immunity

London, March 4 (IANS) A new study will be launched in Britain to research the efficacy of coronavirus vaccines in people with low immunity due to health conditions, including cancer, local media reported. In the Octave study, up to 5,000...

Johnson lays out four-step ‘unlock’ roadmap for England

London, Feb 22 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday unveiled his four-stage roadmap that will "cautiously but irreversibly" ease restrictions in England by June end, even though he stressed that the threat of Covid-19 is still "substantial". Scotland,...

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‘Delhi receives Covishield doses for 45+, no Covaxin stock for 18-44’

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS): The Delhi government on Saturday said that the national capital has received 1,73,760 more doses...