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‘Vaccine certificates’ would allow state to ‘demand that we provide our papers’, David Davis warns
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‘Vaccine certificates’ would allow state to ‘demand that we provide our papers’, David Davis warns

Requiring a “vaccine certificate” to enter venues would end the centuries-old ban on allowing the state to “demand that we provide our papers”, a senior Conservative has warned. David Davis condemned the proposal – currently being considered by the government – as a “massive intrusion” on ordinary life which would “discriminate” against the young and ethnic minorities. The...

EU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine export bans
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EU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine export bans

The EU is expected to take into account the level of vaccination coverage in a country such as the UK and its record in facilitating exports to the bloc when deciding on whether to prohibit individual vaccine shipments. The revision of the export authorisation scheme, widening the criteria that will guide Brussels’ decisions on individual...

Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes
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Boris Johnson ‘happy’ to take either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine when his turn comes

Boris Johnson is confident that both the AstraZeneca and Pfizervaccines against Covid-19 are “safe and effective” and would be willing to take either when he is called to get his jab, Downing Street has said. The expression of faith in the vaccines came as some European nations – including the Republic of Ireland – temporarily suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca product after reports...

Florida women wear ‘granny’ disguise to try to get Covid vaccine
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Florida women wear ‘granny’ disguise to try to get Covid vaccine

Two Florida women aged 34 and 44 dressed up as “grannies” – wearing bonnets and gloves – in a failed attempt to pass as old enough to be eligible for coronavirus jabs, according to local media reports. WFTV, an ABC-affiliated TV station in Orlando, reported that the pair had valid vaccine cards after having their first shots,...

Next shares near all-time high as sales hold up during pandemic
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Next shares near all-time high as sales hold up during pandemic

Shares in the UK clothing retailer Next are close to an all-time high, thanks to a strategy that has seen the company sail through Covid-19 headwinds. With the start of the first lockdown last March, Next feared shuttering its high street stores would have a disastrous impact on finances. But sales have held up better than anticipated, bolstered by...

Coronavirus vaccine: Boris keeping UK supply secret in case EU rivals demand bigger share
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Coronavirus vaccine: Boris keeping UK supply secret in case EU rivals demand bigger share

Yesterday vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told MPs he was unable to say how many doses of Covid vaccines the UK was receiving because of “national security”. Today the Prime Minister’s official spokesman indicated the Government was worried other countries would try to limit future deliveries if they knew the extent of Britain’s stock. He said:...

Covid sleuth shames Brazil’s party people as deaths pass 200,000
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Covid sleuth shames Brazil’s party people as deaths pass 200,000

Fuelled by black coffee, yellow-tipped cigarettes and white, incandescent rage, the faceless sleuth lurks on social media poised to unmask his next target. “It’s outrageous, bizarre, it’s horrifying – a collective genocide,” fumed the twentysomething activist who burns the midnight oil scouring the internet for footage of parties being thrown despite a rapidly deteriorating Covid...

Covid UK deaths hit 1,162, second highest daily toll ever
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Covid UK deaths hit 1,162, second highest daily toll ever

The UK has recorded another 1,162 deaths from coronavirus – the second-highest daily increase in the government’s figures. For the second time this week, Britain has seen an increase of more than a thousand in the number of those who have died after contracting the virus within the previous 28 days. The highest increase in fatalities was...

UK Covid-19 alert level raised from 4 to 5
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UK Covid-19 alert level raised from 4 to 5

The UK’s chief medical officers have called for the country to be moved into Covid-19 Alert Level 5 for the first time, which means the NHS is at “material risk” of being overwhelmed.’ In a joint statement alongside NHS England’s medical director, Stephen Powis, the government’s scientific advisers warned that the the NHS in all four nations is “already...

UK to move to highest coronavirus alert level as full lockdowns loom
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UK to move to highest coronavirus alert level as full lockdowns loom

The government is expected to announce new steps to control the spread of coronavirus, as the chief medical officers recommended that the UK move to the highest coronavirus alert level. Boris Johnson is due to make a TV address on Monday evening where he is set to announce mass school closures and tight lockdown restrictions. MPs...