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Covid: UK death toll increases by 610 as 30,004 new cases reported

Boris Johnson is set to compel visitors from high-risk Covid countries to quarantine for ten days, The Mail on Sunday understands. Pictured: Crowds at London’s Heathrow Airport The government said a further 610 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 97,939. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics ...

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UK PM talks to Biden in first call since inauguration

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to Joe Biden for the first time since the new US president was inaugurated. Johnson said on Twitter that he looked forward to “deepening the longstanding alliance” between the UK and the US as they drove a “green and sustainable recovery from Covid-19”. Biden was sworn in as president and Kamala Harris as ...

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UK Further 1,348 reported coronavirus deaths taking total to 97,329

The UK has recorded another 1,348 deaths within 28 days of positive test coronavirus test. It brings the UK death toll to 97,329, government figures show. England A further 710 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 65,814, NHS England said on Saturday. Patients ...

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Johnson says evidence UK virus strain more deadly

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 Friday. The sobering news came as the UK sees record deaths from Covid-19, following a surge in cases and hospitalisations since the variant was first identified in southeast England in September. The strain ...

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Covid: Further 1,401 people die from virus, bringing UK death toll to 95,981

Passengers wait at Heathrow Airport today as ministers mull even tighter rules A further 1,401 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19, which brings the total number of UK fatalities to 95,981. The Department of Health also confirmed another 40,261 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24-hour reporting period. Separate figures published by the UK’s ...

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Biden takes oath as 46th President of USA, Kamala Harris Vice President

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American ...

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Covid-19: Four million in UK get their first vaccine

More than four million people in the UK have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to government figures. People in their 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable in England are now among those being offered the vaccine. However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said UK data showed more people were in hospital with Covid than ever – and ...

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Covid being brought ‘under control’ as UK ‘smashing vaccine target’, Matt Hancock says

Covid-19 is being brought “under control” in the UK, the health secretary has said, suggesting that lockdown restrictions are having an impact on virus transmission. In an optimistic press conference, Matt Hancock said the government is “smashing the target” of vaccinating the four groups considered most vulnerable to coronavirus by February 15. He said 4,620,501 people in the UK have ...

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Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England

People in England aged 70 and over, as well as those listed as clinically extremely vulnerable, will begin receiving offers of a coronavirus vaccine this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move was a “significant milestone” in the nation’s vaccination programme. It comes as 10 new mass vaccination hubs open across England. Also from Monday, the UK is closing ...

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Britain to host first G7 summit of Biden era in June

Britain will host a G7 summit in June, the government said Friday, announcing what will be the first face-to-face meeting of the group since the start of Joe Biden’s US presidency. Outgoing US President Donald Trump was forced to cancel last year’s meeting of the G7 — the world’s most advanced economies — due to the coronavirus pandemic. Individual leaders ...

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