“There is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new variant," the chief scientist said LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain Patrick Vallance told a news conference that "there is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new
LONDON — Four smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, ages 15 to 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated container that had traveled by ferry from Belgium to the eastern English port of Purfleet. The migrants had paid smugglers thousands of dollars to take them on risky journeys to what they hoped would be better lives abroad. Instead, Judge
FILE - This Vietnam News Agency photo taken Nov. 27, 2019, shows remains of one of the Vietnamese smuggling victims who died in Britain being transferred to an ambulance at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. LONDON - Four people-smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, between the ages of 15 and 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated
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LONDON (Reuters) - Investors once again stormed into stocks last week with inflows in the last three months soaring to a record $255 billion, BofA's weekly flow data showed on Friday, as "extreme policy" led to a 77% jump in world stocks from March lows. Equities attracted $21.6 billion in the week to Wednesday, mainly driven by emerging markets. In business sectors, financials and energy gained the most as the reflation trade gathered pace on expectations of further fiscal support from the new U.S. administration
LONDON —The coronavirus pandemic may no longer be spreading exponentially in the U.K., according to government data suggesting the country’s third lockdown is working. The official estimate of the “R rate” -- which measures how many people each infected person passes the virus on to -- fell to between 0.8 and 1, the results released on Friday showed. When R is above 1 the virus spreads exponentially. Last week, the R rate was estimated to be between 1.2 and 1.3. Copyright 2021 Tribune Content Agency.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality although he said evidence showed that both vaccines being used in the country are effective against it. Johnson said that the impact of the new variant, which is already known to be more transmissable, was putting the health service under “intense pressure”. “We’ve been informed today that in addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears
FILE PHOTO: French Open LONDON (Reuters) – Former world number one Andy Murray said he was ‘gutted’ after deciding to withdraw from next month’s Australian Open following a positive test for COVID-19 earlier this month. The 33-year-old Murray, a wildcard, confirmed last Thursday that he had tested positive for the virus and was in self-isolation at his home near London. That meant he was unable to take one of the charter flights laid on by Australian Open organisers, leaving him facing a race to be able
UK’s medicine regulator has discussed with vaccine manufacturers the need for “potential modifications” to vaccines to ensure they protect against the new coronavirus variants. (AFP/File Photo) AstraZeneca says work begun on modified jab as government sounds alarm LONDON: The UK’s medicine regulator has discussed with vaccine manufacturers the need for “potential modifications” to vaccines to ensure they protect against the new coronavirus variants emerging around the world. The Medicines and Healthcare
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with about 150 guests in violation of COVID-19 lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend. Weddings are currently supposed to take place only under "exceptional circumstances". However, officers found a large gathering in Stamford Hill, in north London, with the windows covered to stop people seeing inside. The organiser of the wedding could be fined up to 10,000 pounds ($13,700), and five others were issued 200-pound penalties.
Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Swipe down to close. Britain's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance speaks during a virtual news conference in London LONDON (Reuters) - There is evidence that people who tested positive for the so called 'UK variant' of COVID-19 have an increased risk, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Friday. "There is evidence that there's an increased risk for those who have the new variant, compared to the old virus," Vallance said at a news
Britain's PM Johnson holds a news conference, in London LONDON (Reuters) - There is evidence that people who tested positive for the so called 'UK variant' of COVID-19 have an increased risk, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Friday. "There is evidence that there's an increased risk for those who have the new variant, compared to the old virus," Vallance said at a news briefing, referring to data on those who test positive. "If you took ... a man in their sixties, the average risk is
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is keeping its borders open for now environment minister George Eustice said, after speculation that the country could be completely shut to arrivals, after it recently tightened requirements for travellers to stop the spread of COVID-19. "It's right that we are cautious about travel, but we don't think it's right at the moment to close it down altogether and close the border," Eustice told LBC radio on Friday. Britain's current lockdowns ban most international travel while new rules
LONDON — European markets are heading for a muted open Friday as investors monitor prospects for fiscal and monetary stimulus, along with key data from the euro zone. Britain's FTSE 100 is set to open roughly flat at 6,715, Germany's DAX is expected to inch around 22 points lower to 13,885 and France's CAC 40 is seen falling around 14 points to 5,577, according to IG data. European stocks are set for a lackluster handover from Asia-Pacific, where markets mostly declined Friday as investors took profits following
LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been expected to trumpet a rare success in the campaign against the coronavirus Friday: news that Britain had vaccinated 5.4 million people. By the end of the day, it was overtaken by a tentative finding that a new variant of the virus may be deadlier than the original. That possibility, raised by preliminary studies relying on small numbers of deaths in hard-hit hospitals, remains far from conclusive. But the prospect that the fast-spreading new variant, already known