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Covid live news: Netherlands confirms at least 13 Omicron cases; Austria and Australia report first cases

At least 13 of 61 cases on two flights into Netherlands are new variant; Austria becomes latest country to detect Omicron; Sajid Javid says UK should still plan for Christmas ‘as normal’Omicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Pekin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, UK News, World news, US news, Austria, Netherlands, Sajid Javid, Reuters, Peking University, Coronavirus, COVID, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention


Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant found in the UK connected to 'travel to southern Africa,' official says

A person is tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday November 27, 2021.AP Photo/Jerome Delay Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been discovered in the UK, the country's health secretary said Saturday. The cases are connected to travel from "southern Africa," where the variant was first identified. The World Health Organization labeled the Omicron variant a "variant of concern" on Friday. Two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Africa, Nbc News, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, South Africa, Angola, Nottingham, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Chelmsford


UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Bbc, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Botswana


Covid live news: ‘Get booster to save Christmas,’ UK health secretary urges; Sydney social distancing curbs to ease

Three million more in England to be invited to get booster next week; relaxation in NSW will lift limits on house guests and outdoor gatheringsFor returned Australians, open borders bring new dilemmasThose eligible for boosters to be invited a month earlier in EnglandExperts on their worst pandemic predictionsRelief and reunions in sight as US finally lifts Covid travel restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverageThree million more people in England will be invited to have their coronavirus boos...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Sajid Javid, PA Media, Coronavirus


Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Coronavirus


UK decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Javid also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, and children would be allowed final say on whether to have itCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine inter...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


UK’s decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Health secretary also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, with children allowed final sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine interim results from the...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Covid vaccine boosters could get go-ahead within days, says Javid

Health secretary also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, with children allowed final sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine booster programme and jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds could be given the go-ahead within days, Sajid Javid has said, as he confirmed that young people will have the right to overrule their parents on whether to be vaccinated.The health secretary said he expected to hear from the UK’s four chief medical officers in ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Brazil suspends 12m Sinovac doses; UK set to require NHS workers to be vaccinated

Brazil suspends use of over 12m Chinese Sinovac doses; UK reportedly pushes ahead with plans to require NHS workers to be vaccinatedVaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversialLet parents decide on jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, say UK vaccine advisersAustralia reopening ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitalsNew Zealand reports 20 new Covid cases as spread of Delta slows 9.13am BST Zahawi also appeared to confirm plans to require frontline NHS workers to b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Delta, Brazil, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus


UK regulator approves ‘first of its kind’ Covid antibody treatment

Sajid Javid says green light for Ronapreve – which was used to treat Donald Trump – is ‘fantastic news’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe antibody cocktail used to treat Donald Trump for Covid has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, becoming the first treatment in Britain using artificial antibodies to tackle the virus.The drug, developed by the US biotech company Regeneron, has received the backing of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agenc...
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UK approves rollout of ‘first of its kind’ Covid antibody treatment

Ronapreve can be used to treat symptoms of acute infection after successful clinical trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe medicines regulator has approved use of the first treatment in the UK using artificial antibodies to prevent and fight Covid-19.The health secretary, Sajid Javid, said approval of the first drug designed specifically for coronavirus in the country is “fantastic news” and he hoped it could be rolled out for patients on the NHS as soon as possib...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid


Vaccinated people: Your odds of a COVID 'breakthrough' infection have gone up. That doesn't mean you need to panic.

Insider The Flaming Lips staged a concert in January 2021 with both the band and the audience inside inflatable bubbles. Flaming Lips/Warner Music via Reuters Vaccinated people are well protected from severe disease that could be caused by the Delta variant. They can catch COVID-19, but their symptoms may be mild, and the risk of transmitting may be low. The US is in a precarious position, with a half-vaccinated population. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yo...
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UK Celebrates Covid 'Freedom Day' as Boris Johnson is Forced to Self-Isolate

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into close contact with his Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for covid-19. Ironically, Britain has dropped all covid-19 restrictions today, meaning anyone in the UK can go to bars, restaurants, and clubs without any social distancing or…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, British People, Stewart Wood, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United Kingdom, British Mps, Impact Of The Covid 19 Pandemic On Politics, English People


UK scientists caution that lifting of Covid rules is like building ‘variant factories’

Experts react with dismay to ‘frightening’ attitude of Sajid Javid towards removing protectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK scientists have warned that the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions is like building new “variant factories” at a very fast rate, and said the attitude of the new health and social care secretary, Sajid Javid, is “frightening”.Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Javid said the best way to protect the nation’s health was by lifting the main Covi...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


Now is not the time to abandon all Covid caution

Analysis: scientists say the Delta variant should make the government think twice about resting all its hopes on vaccines If the new health secretary is to be believed, we are about to embark on an “exciting new journey” come 19 July. Sajid Javid, like the prime minister, appears confident that restrictions will be lifted irreversibly on that date. The data, however, is beginning to tell a different story.When Boris Johnson said his government would be guided by “data, not dates”, the scientific...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, NHS, Delta, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Assange Rape Probe Reopened, Complicating U.S. Extradition

Authorities want to question Assange over a nine-year-old rape allegation, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson said Monday in Stockholm. "I take the view that there exists the possibility to take the case forward," Persson said. If Sweden requests Assange’s extradition from the U.K., Home Secretary Sajid Javid would choose which request -- Sweden’s, or America’s, to address first.
Tags: Science, Sweden, America, Sajid Javid, Stockholm, Assange, Persson, U K Home, Public Prosecutions Eva Marie Persson


Knife crime: Police and schools required to report potential offenders

Knife offenders will be treated like would-be jihadists under measures announced on Monday by Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, to crack down on violent crime. Under a statutory “public health duty”, police, hospitals, schools and other public bodies would be required to report those at risk of being drawn into knife crime. Staff would have to alert other agencies if they thought a young person was in danger – such as turning up at A&E; with a suspicious injury, absenteeism or worrying behaviour ...
Tags: Science, London, Scotland, Theresa May, Sajid Javid


Sir David Attenborough criticises plans for coal mine at beauty spot as 'shameful'

Sir David Attenborough has criticised plans to open a coal mine at a Northumberland beauty spot as ‘shameful’ as he joined environmental scientists calling for the project to be blocked by the government. Proposals for the open cast mine in Druridge Bay were originally rejected by Sajid Javid when he was Communities Secretary, but last year the High Court ruled that decision was flawed and asked for a rethink. New Communities Secretary James Brokenshire is due to rule on plans before the summer,...
Tags: UK, Science, Eu, Sajid Javid, Cbe, David Attenborough, Northumberland, Newcastle University, North East, James Brokenshire, Lawrence, County Durham, Brokenshire, Druridge Bay, Northumberland County Council, David Golding



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