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UK fresh lockdown measures may last until March: UK Cabinet Minister

London/Sputnik: UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that people in England should have to wait until March to see some of the tough COVID-19 restrictions lifted and not until mid-February as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had predicted on Monday when he announced a fresh national lockdown.

UK: Octogenarian becomes first person to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 

London/UNI: An 82-year-old retired maintenance manager became the first person in the world to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

UK prime minister insists schools safe to reopen despite rocketing COVID-19 cases

London/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Sunday that parents should send their children to primary schools on Monday, despite the fact that the number of COVID-19 cases has been rising exponentially all over the United Kingdom in the last few days.

Canada detects 4 cases of mutant coronavirus strain

Ontario/IBNS: Four cases of the new strain of the coronavirus that was first detected in the UK has been found in Canada's British Columbia and Ontario, provincial health officials said Sunday.

Reports reveals 'illicit fund' still transferred to UK from Pakistan

Islamabad: Unveiling a dark chapter in the relationship between the two countries, a report released by the British government has unveiled that illegal money from Pakistan has continued to make its way into the UK and vice-versa.

'Deal is done,' announces Boris Johnson on finalising post-Brexit trade agreement

London/IBNS: Britain and the European Union on Thursday struck a post-Brexit trade deal having a free trade agreement based on zero tariffs and zero quotas.

UK Royal Mail deliveries affected by travel bans resulting from new virus strain discovery

London/Sputnik: The British Royal Mail says it is halting deliveries to most of Europe and is suspending special delivery guarantees for some items as countries across the world are closing their borders to the UK because of the new strain of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia closes borders for one week over new coronavirus strain: Reports

Cairo/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia is closing its land borders and suspending international flights for one week following the discovery of a new coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports citing an internal ministry source.

Countries suspend air traffic with UK over mutated coronavirus strain

Moscow/Sputnik: Countries in the European Union and beyond began suspending travel with the United Kingdom on Sunday due to risks associated with the discovery of a new coronavirus strain there.

Italy suspending UK-bound flights over new COVID-19 strain: Foreign Minister

Rome/Paris/Sputnik: Italy is set to suspend flights to the United Kingdom due to the new strain of the coronavirus that threatens to spread far more rapidly than its other variants, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.

COVID-19: Rules tightened for Christmas for England, Scotland and Wales

London/UNI: The British government announced on Saturday that it has decided to scrap the planned relaxation of COVID rules for Christmas for large parts of south-east England and cut to just Christmas Day for the rest of England, Scotland and Wales.

UK PM Boris Johnson does not rule out new lockdown after holidays, stresses need to open schools

Moscow/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he does not rule out another lockdown in England after Christmas as the rates of COVID-19 infections in the country continue their upward trend.

Leaked documents unveil mass infiltration of UK firms by Chinese Communist Party

London: Leaked file reports have revealed that loyal members of the Chinese Communist Party are working in British consulates, universities and for some of the UK's leading companies, media reports said on Sunday.

UK, EU agree to 'go an extra mile' to get a satisfactory Brexit deal

Brussels, Dec 13(UNI) The leaders of the UK and EU on Sunday agreed to carry on with post-Brexit trade talks after the latest round of talks failed to break the deadlock between the two sides.

UK to drop parts of Internal Market Bill after reaching 'agreement in principle' with EU

London,/Sputnik: The UK will withdraw three clauses of its Internal Market Bill that were threatening to overrule some parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.