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The UK is set to announce how it will exit lockdown — here’s what we know so far

The UK is set to announce how it will exit lockdown — here's what we know so far
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, visits a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility during a visit to the north east of England on February 13, 2021. WPA Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images U.K. Prime Minister...

UK economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020, its largest contraction on record

UK economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020, its largest contraction on record
The U.K. economy contracted by 9.9% in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged economic activity. In the final quarter of the year, gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1%, according to the Office for National Statistics, as the country re-imposed nationwide lockdown measures in a...

“Any Support Needed…”: UK PM Expresses Solidarity After Uttarakhand Glacier Collapse

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Boris Johnson expressed solidarity with India after a glacier burst in Uttarakhand.London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday expressed solidarity with India after a glacier burst in Uttarakhand, which led to massive flooding in the state.Taking to Twitter, Johnson said that the UK...

New York state is running 1,000 genome tests per week to look for new Covid variants

Scientists work in a lab testing COVID-19 samples at New York City's health department, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, April 23, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York state is running about 1,000 genome tests per week to look for...

UK health experts have advice for the U.S. on fighting the new Covid strain

UK health experts have advice for the U.S. on fighting the new Covid strain
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Allyson Black, a registered nurse, cares for Covid-19 patients in a makeshift ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on January 21, 2021 in Torrance, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Health experts are...

“Some Evidence” UK Coronavirus Strain More Deadly: Boris Johnson

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Some evidence that new variant may be associated with a higher degree of mortality: Boris Johnson (File)London: The coronavirus strain that has swept Britain and beyond in recent months could be more deadly as well as more transmissible, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on...

Majority people want suspension of flights from countries with new virus strain: Survey

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As India resumes flights to the UK from Friday, though in a restricted manner, after keeping them suspended for about a fortnight in the wake...

UK imposes mandatory Covid tests on all incoming travellers

Under new rules announced by the British government, anyone failing to produce the evidence of a negative test will be hit with an immediate fine of 500 pounds ($678).
All passengers arriving in the U.K. will be required to prove they do not have coronavirus, showing a negative test result taken within 72...

Here’s how protective immunity against novel coronavirus may last for over eight months

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Covid-19 survivors may have protective immunity against serious disease from the SARS-CoV-2 virus for months, or even years after the infection, a study suggests....