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Covid19: UK to vaccinate vulnerable population with third dose ahead of winter

London/IBNS: The UK Government is preparing to give a booster shot to those Britons, who have already received two doses of coronavirus vaccine, from September in order to ensure that the protection against new variants of the virus is maintained before winter arrives, according to media reports.

AstraZeneca-Oxford and Pfizer vaccines provide over 80 pc protection against Covid variant first found in India

London/IBNS: Two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine or Pfizer vaccine can give more than 80 per cent protection from the B1.617.2 variant of coronavirus first found in India, a new study conducted by the UK government has revealed, media reports said.

US, UK fund for reducing Bangladesh river pollution

The USA and the UK have co-founded a USD 297,000 advocacy project to reduce pollution caused by different rivers in Bangladesh’s Dhaka district.

UK’s 85% family planning aid cut will be devastating for women and girls says UNFPA, while UNAIDS also 'deeply regrets' cuts

New York: The United Kingdom’s intention to cut 85 per cent of its contribution to a flagship UN family planning programme this year, will have devastating consequences for women and girls and their families across the world, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) said on Thursday.

UK sends oxygen equipment to support India battling against Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: The UK will send further vital oxygen equipment to India in support of the country’s fight against COVID-19.

UK to offer AstraZeneca vaccine's alternative to people below 30 yrs over concerns of blood clots

London/IBNS: Amidst concerns over rare blood clot disorders resulting in deaths of people following inoculation, a government committee in the UK has said that those below 30 years of age should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.

UK records 30 thrombosis cases after vaccination with AstraZeneca drug: Medicines Agency

Moscow/Sputnik: The United Kingdom has registered 30 cases of blood clots following the vaccination with the AstraZeneca drug, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said.

UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal: Study

London/Sputnik: A variant of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that was first identified in southeast England in September is not only highly contagious but also seems to be more lethal than other COVID-19 strains circulating in the UK, new research published on Wednesday has found.

UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal: Study

London/Sputnik: A variant of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that was first identified in southeast England in September is not only highly contagious but also seems to be more lethal than other COVID-19 strains circulating in the UK, new research published on Wednesday has found.

Kent coronavirus variant might ‘sweep world’, warns UK scientist

London/UNI: The head of the United Kingdom's genetic surveillance programme Sharon Peacock warned on Thursday that the coronavirus variant which was first recorded in southeast England is likely to “sweep the world” and become the most dominant global strain, as concerns grow over several emerging mutations of the virus.

Thousands of vulnerable people left unshielded against COVID-19 in UK

London/Sputnik: Around 375,000 vulnerable people could not be told to shield themselves for 12 weeks and not go out for shopping, travel or leisure at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic because the shielded patient list was outdated and lacked sufficient details of people´s medical conditions, the National Audit Office said in a report released on Wednesday.

UK vaccine Minister says not planning vaccine passports

Moscow/Sputnik: The United Kingdom does not plan to introduce vaccine passports that would potentially allow people to travel, a minister in charge of COVID-19 vaccine deployment said Sunday.

More people die from COVID-19 in UK now than during 1st wave: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The current death toll from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has outnumbered the death toll recorded last spring and summer, Sky News reported, citing its own analysis of figures provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

South Korea detects first case of Brazilian strain of Coronavirus: KCDC

Seoul/Sputnik: South Korea has confirmed its first case of the new strain of coronavirus that was originally discovered in Brazil, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Monday.

UK records over 1000 Covid deaths in single day, highest ever since April

London/IBNS: Britain on Wednesday recorded 1,041 new fatalities from the coronavirus.