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30 million people in England would be offered flu vaccine this year

The UK government announced that 30 million people in England would be offered a flu vaccine this year, to reduce pressure on the NHS in case of a surge in coronavirus infections during the autumn and winter. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this was in addition to increased testing and tracing and more procurement of personal protective equipment, adding: ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 123 to 45,677

London Office : The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen by 123 bringing the toll in all settings to 45,677. At least 770 people tested positive for the virus meaning there have now been 297,914 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. Earlier today it was announced that 16 patients had died in hospital in what ...

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Most people in England to be offered flu vaccine

Most people in England, about 30 million, are to be offered a free flu vaccine this year, the government says. It is to prepare for a winter that could see the annual flu season coincide with a surge in coronavirus. The NHS flu programme will add all over-50s, people shielding and those who live with them and children in their ...

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Harry and Meghan sue over ‘drone photos’ of son Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched legal action in the US after drones were allegedly used to take pictures of their infant son Archie. A complaint filed in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday claims an unnamed individual photographed 14-month-old Archie at the Sussexes’ home during the coronavirus lockdown, BBC reported. The royal couple have claimed the pictures were ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 53 as total soars to 45,554

London Office : The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has risen by 53. The Department of Health said that, as of 5pm on Wednesday, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK had reached 45,554. The UK saw a further 769 cases confirmed by Thursday, DoH said. It comes after a ...

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Coronavirus: New guidance on face masks and coverings released for England

Full guidance on wearing face coverings in shops in England has been released, less than 12 hours before the new rules come into force. Coverings will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and post offices. They must also be worn when buying takeaway food and drink, although they can be removed in ...

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 79 to 45,501

London Office : The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 79 – taking the total to 45,501. It comes after a further 11 people were confirmed to have died in hospital in the last 24 hours. The latest figures account for deaths in all setting and are released ahead of legislation making the wearing of face coverings mandatory in ...

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Coronavirus: ‘Infection here for many years to come’

The UK will be living with coronavirus for many years to come and even a vaccine is unlikely to eliminate it for good, experts are warning. Wellcome Trust director Prof Sir Jeremy Farrar told the House of Commons’ Health Committee “things will not be done by Christmas”. He went on to say humanity would be living with the virus for ...

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Covid-19 vaccine prompts immune response in early test in UK

The experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot, said scientists at Oxford University. In April, British researchers first began testing the vaccine in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine, reports AP. Early trials are designed to evaluate safety and ...

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