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Covid: Vaccines having big impact on hospitalisation risk

Getty Images Covid vaccines have had a significant impact on the risk of serious illness in Scotland, an analysis shows. The work led by Public Health Scotland found by ...

Covid-19: Boris Johnson to unveil ‘cautious’ plan to lift England’s lockdown

Getty Images All schools in England are expected to reopen on 8 March as part of the prime minister’s “cautious” four-part plan to lift the coronavirus lockdown. Boris ...

Covid vaccine: All UK adults to be offered jab by 31 July – PM

Getty Images All adults in the UK will be offered their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, the prime minister has pledged. More than 17 million people ...

Bird flu: Russia detects first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans

PA Media Russia has reported the first case of a bird flu strain, H5N8, being passed from poultry to humans. Officials said seven workers at a poultry plant in the south ...

Ambulance delays led to ‘secondary Covid victims’

EPA Ambulances waiting outside busy hospitals over Christmas led to “secondary Covid victims”, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has said. Information ...

Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

Getty Images Care home residents in England will be allowed to pick one person to visit them regularly from 8 March, in the first confirmed easing of lockdown since its reintroduction ...

UK sees further drop in coronavirus numbers

Getty Images Coronavirus infections are continuing to decrease around the UK, latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows. The figures, for the seven days ...

Covid: Health workers appeal to PM for better personal protection

Getty Images Nearly 20 major healthcare bodies are appealing to the PM for better personal protection against coronavirus. They say at least 930 health and care workers ...

No Covid variants found on London Tubes, buses and stations

Imperial College London Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus, including new variants, in air samples and swabs of London’s Tube trains, buses and stations. But ...

Covid: Three in 10 care home staff in England not vaccinated

Getty Images Three in 10 care home staff have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 despite being in the top four priority groups, according to data from NHS England. More ...