Tag: Matt Hancock

UK says Delta coronavirus variant 60 per cent more transmissible – ET HealthWorld

The British government said Friday that the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60 percent more transmissible in households than the variant that forced the country to lock down in January. The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK, prompting questions about whether social distancing restrictions will […]

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UK begins ‘booster’ shot trial of 7 different Covid-19 vaccines – ET HealthWorld

Britain launched a nationwide study on Wednesday to explore whether giving a third dose “booster” shot of coronavirus vaccines would be safe and effective in extending immune protection against Covid-19. The trial, which aims to recruit nearly 3,000 participants, will look at seven different Covid-19 shots, some of which are already approved by regulators and […]

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UK former PM David Cameron says Greensill lobbying should have been through formal channels

Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said he accepted that communications with government needed to be done through formal channels after the row about his lobbying activities for financier Lex Greensill deepened on Sunday. Cameron, who was prime minister from 2010 to 2016, appointed the Australian banker as an adviser when he was in Downing […]

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We have exclusivity deal with AstraZeneca: UK Health Secy – ET HealthWorld

London: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday the country has an “exclusive” contract with coronavirus vaccine developer AstraZeneca, while that of the European Union is based on a “best efforts” basis. Hancock said that both sides were looking to resolve a dispute surrounding vaccine delivery. But he added the bloc should not try […]

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Fines, jail term for breach of UK’s new Covid-19 travel rules – ET HealthWorld

LONDON: The UK on Tuesday introduced a series of enhanced new measures for travellers entering its borders, including fines of up to 10,000 pounds and a 10-year jail term for the most extreme breaches of quarantine rules from a “red list” of countries perceived as being at a high risk of transmitting variants of coronavirus. […]

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UK’s vaccination programme expands to cover over-70s – ET HealthWorld

Millions of people aged 70 and over and those clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 will be invited to get their vaccinations as the National Health Service (NHS) expands the rollout of the vaccines to the next priority groups from Monday. The NHS has so far been working to vaccinate the first two priority cohorts recommended […]

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No overall shortage of oxygen in hospitals for Covid-19 patients, UK health minister says – ET HealthWorld

LONDON – There is no national shortage of oxygen to treat Covid-19 patients, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday, but some patients had to go different hospitals when local capacity has been used up. “The limitation is not the supply of oxygen itself, it is the ability to get the oxygen… through the […]

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UK has vaccinated around 2 million people: Health Secretary Hancock – ET HealthWorld

LONDON: Britain has now given around 2 million people a Covid-19 vaccination, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday ahead of a ramp-up in the roll-out of the shots on Monday. “Over the last week we’ve vaccinated more people than in the entirety of December, so we’re accelerating the roll-out,” he told BBC TV. Asked […]

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