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UK Covid-19 vaccinations: Latest figures

Boris Johnson has appealed for over-80s to proceed observing lockdown restrictions after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine after a brand new examine discovered greater than 40 per cent had breached them.

According to a survey launched by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 43 per cent of the two.6 million over-80s who’ve obtained at the very least their first jab admitted assembly somebody not of their family or assist bubble indoors.

For those that had already had their second dose of the vaccine, this determine climbed to 48 per cent.

The UK’s medicines regulator has mentioned coronavirus vaccines tweaked to take care of variants will likely be fast-tracked with out compromising on security or effectiveness.

The method will likely be much like the regulatory course of for the modified flu vaccine, to take care of new strains annually, with a model new approval not required.

Scientists have beforehand mentioned a Covid-19 variant immune to the present crop of vaccines is more likely to emerge in some unspecified time in the future, however vaccines will also be tailored shortly.

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EU and Italy reportedly block AstraZeneca cargo to Australia

The European Commission and Italy have blocked a cargo of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia after the drug producer failed to fulfill its EU contract commitments, two sources have revealed.

The sources informed Reuters AstraZeneca had requested permission from the Italian authorities to export some 250,000 doses from its Anagni plant, close to Rome.

The Italian authorities reportedly refused and the European Commission is claimed to have supported its resolution, in response to the sources.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:50


Further 184 individuals die with Covid in hospital in England

An additional 184 individuals who examined constructive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the whole variety of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 83,917, NHS England has mentioned.

Patients have been aged between 19 and 98. All besides six, aged between 47 and 85, had recognized underlying well being situations.

The deaths have been between November 19 and March 3, with the bulk being on or after February 28.

There have been 50 different deaths reported with no constructive Covid-19 take a look at consequence.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:40


Three arrested after ‘boxloads’ of Covid assessments destined for faculties stolen

Police have arrested three males on suspicion of theft after “boxloads” of coronavirus assessments destined for faculties have been stolen from a lorry.

Essex Police mentioned the lateral movement assessments have been stolen from Harlow Business Park within the early hours of Tuesday and have been meant for secondary faculties throughout the nation. The pressure mentioned the assessments have been recovered.

A 31-year-old from Canvey Island, a 27-year-old from Newham, east London, and a 37-year-old from Dagenham, east London, have been arrested on suspicion of theft.

The man from Dagenham has additionally been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, and all three are in police custody.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:30


Around one in 5 individuals aged 16 to 64 in England more likely to have had first vaccine dose

Around one in 5 individuals aged 16 to 64 in England are more likely to have had their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, NHS England figures recommend.

An estimated 21.3 per cent of individuals on this age group had obtained their first jab by February 28. The estimates present little variation between areas, starting from 19 per cent in London to 23.4 per cent in northwest England.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:20


Almost 94% of over-65s in England have obtained first vaccine dose

An estimated 93.6% of individuals aged 65 and over in England have obtained their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures recommend.

Regional estimates vary from 84.7% for London to 95.9% for southwest England.

The figures, from NHS England, are for first doses of the vaccine as much as February 28.

Here are the estimated figures for every area:

Northeast England/Yorkshire 93.7%

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:15


Germany approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over 65s

In a significant U-turn, Germany has authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, developed alongside the University of Oxford, to be used in individuals over 65.

Jon Sharman has extra particulars:

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 15:05


Catholic priest joins authorized motion towards Scottish authorities over church closures

A Catholic priest has joined authorized motion by different Christian leaders towards the Scottish authorities over lockdown church closures.

Canon Tom White, of St Alphonsus RC Church in Glasgow, issued a pre-action letter to the federal government in February demanding it lifts lockdown restrictions forcing locations of worship to shut.

Separately, a gaggle of different spiritual leaders launched authorized proceedings in January to pressure the Scottish authorities to alter tack.

Canon White has now joined the motion by the opposite spiritual leaders, together with representatives from the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), the Free Church of Scotland, and quite a lot of impartial church buildings.

They state the closures are illegal as they breach human rights regulation and the Scottish structure.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 14:55


Airline warns pandemic will improve aviation safety dangers

Germany’s nationwide airline has warned the coronavirus pandemic will improve aviation safety dangers.

Lufthansa mentioned the pandemic will “have a unfavourable impact on the general safety scenario and state stability” in its annual report.

Our journey correspondent Simon Calder explains:

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 14:43


Case charges in England are persevering with to fall amongst all age teams

Case charges in England are persevering with to fall amongst all age teams, Public Health England mentioned.

The highest charge is amongst 30 to 39-year-olds, at 121.1 instances per 100,000 individuals within the seven days to February 28, down week-on-week from 178.3.

Among 20 to 29-year-olds the speed dropped from 161.3 to 111.3, and for 40 to 49-year-olds it fell from 148.0 to 102.0.

For individuals aged 80 and over, the speed fell from 101.8 to 65.0.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 14:22


Coronavirus case charges proceed to fall throughout complete of England

Covid-19 case charges are persevering with to fall in all areas of England, in response to the most recent weekly surveillance report from Public Health England.

In the East Midlands, the speed of recent instances stood at 120.8 per 100,000 individuals within the seven days to February 28 – the best charge of any area, however down from 170.5 the earlier week.

Yorkshire & the Humber recorded the second highest charge at 113.6, down from 154.0.

South-west England recorded the bottom charge of 43.2, down from 68.5.

Chiara Giordano4 March 2021 14:10

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