UK Covid

England lifts COVID restrictions as Omicron threat recedes

The government last week dropped its advice for people to work from home as well as guidance for face coverings in classrooms.

published on : 27th January 2022

UK scraps COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers from February 11

Arrivals in England who aren't fully vaccinated will only need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day two after arriving in England.

published on : 25th January 2022

Indian-origin brothers offer 'Jabs with Kebabs' service in UK

NHS England said Rav and Raj's Punjabi Grill is running alongside hundreds of pop-up sites across the country, with experts at hand to offer medical advice and administer the vaccine.

published on : 21st January 2022

UK's Omicron COVID variant cases nearly double in a day, total tally at 817

The UK Health Security Agency said that if the growth rate and doubling time continue at the rate seen in the last two weeks, they expect to see at least 50 per cent of COVID cases to be 'Omicron'.

published on : 9th December 2021

'Work from home, COVID passports': UK government announces new rules amid Omicron variant fears

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a briefing that the rate of Omicron cases was doubling every two to three days, risking a 'big rise in hospitalisations'.

published on : 9th December 2021

UK set to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday it was necessary to take targeted and precautionary measures in England.

published on : 29th November 2021

Merck asks EU regulator to authorize its COVID-19 pill

Earlier this month, Britain became the first country in the world to OK the drug. The U.K. licensed molnupiravir for adults diagnosed with COVID-19 and with at least one risk factor for severe disease

published on : 23rd November 2021

UK cuts booking time for COVID booster vaccines by a month

Everyone aged over 50 and all those classified as most at risk from COVID-19 should qualify for a booster six months after their second dose.

published on : 6th November 2021

UK to remove all countries from its COVID travel ban red list

The red list itself has not been scrapped and will be reviewed every three weeks, with restrictions imposed in case of emerging COVID variant threats.

published on : 29th October 2021

Over 30 countries including UK recognise India's Covid vaccine certificate: Sources

WHO has approved seven vaccine so far -- Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (an Oxford-AstraZeneca formulation) and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.

published on : 15th October 2021

UK Parliament panel finds 'big mistakes' in early COVID-19 handling

It also highlights the successes, praising the country's vaccine rollout against COVID-19 as a 'guide for the future'.

published on : 12th October 2021

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

As winter approaches, bringing the threat of a new COVID-19 surge, Britain's light touch is setting it apart from more cautious nations.

published on : 26th September 2021

UK eases rules for vaccinated travellers, some benefit for India-UK route

From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.

published on : 17th September 2021

British PM Boris Johnson to set out lockdown-free winter COVID plan

Under the autumn-winter proposals, the government is set to repeal some powers of its emergency Coronavirus Act, brought in to tackle the pandemic last year.

published on : 13th September 2021

UK government's mass booster doses not needed: Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine creator

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert said that the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may well require the boosters.

published on : 10th September 2021
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