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Pressure on UK as new coronavirus spreads and dozens of countries impose travel bans – BBC News

Boris Johnson’s government is under intense pressure, with the new variant coronavirus spreading rapidly and dozens of countries banning travel from the UK. The UK’s scientific advisers are warning that even tougher restrictions will be needed to contain the new strain of the virus. The prime minister has sought to reassure the public that food …

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UK new coronavirus variant “out of control” as countries announce travel bans – BBC News

The UK government has said a new mutation of the coronavirus is “out of control” in parts of England and spreading rapidly. The latest figures show more than 35,000 new infections, many in London and the south-east. Several countries have announced that they are banning travel from the UK — with France suspending passenger and …

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UK’s Christmas plans in tatters with harsh new lockdown for 18 million people – BBC News

In a dramatic change of policy, millions of people across England have been placed under a new tougher tier of coronavirus restrictions, meaning families will not be able to mix at all this Christmas. Boris Johnson made the announcement after scientists said a mutation of Covid-19 was spreading rapidly in London, the south east and …

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Plan to test millions of school pupils in England is “undeliverable” – BBC News

The UK government’s plans to test millions of school pupils in England for Covid when they return to their classrooms in January is undeliverable – according to teaching unions, school governors, the Church of England and colleges. Ministers announced the plans yesterday along with a staggered return to the classroom. But schools says it will …

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Fears that new Covid variant is more infectious and harder to contain – BBC News

Hospitals across south-east England have begun cancelling non-urgent operations with some struggling to cope with twice the number of patients they had in the spring. It comes as UK government sources warned of concerns that the new variant of Covid-19 could be more infectious and harder to contain. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he …

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Covid: US Vice-President Mike Pence receives vaccine live on TV – BBC News

US Vice-President Mike Pence has received the coronavirus vaccine live on TV, telling the audience and doctors: “I didn’t feel a thing.” The White House said the aim of the move was to “promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the American people”. Mr Pence’s wife and Surgeon General Jerome …

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“Extreme caution” urged over Christmas period as Covid infections rise sharply – BBC News

Despite growing pressure from doctors and scientists to abandon the relaxation of Covid restrictions over Christmas , the four nations of the United Kingdom have decided to stick largely to the previously agreed plans. However with the number of infections rising sharply all four UK nations are urging people to observe “extreme caution” over the …

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