Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas

The UK will shut all of its remaining international travel corridors from 4am GMT on Monday until at least February 15, in a bid to shield the country from new coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. … Read More >Covid clampdown: UK closing ALL travel corridors in bid to block new virus variants arriving from overseas

English hospitals won’t see reduction in Covid admissions until FEBRUARY, health service chief warns

Number of Covid-19 patients in English hospitals isn’t going to drop in the coming weeks as the country hasn’t yet seen the full impact of the Christmas loosening of restrictions, NHS England’s National Medical Director warned. … Read More >English hospitals won’t see reduction in Covid admissions until FEBRUARY, health service chief warns

UK retail staff face ‘violence and abuse’ while enforcing Covid-19 rules amid fears virus spreading in supermarkets

British retailers have said shop workers are being abused when they encourage people to wear face masks in-store, and that it is the police’s job to make people follow health measures designed to stem the spread of coronavirus. … Read More >UK retail staff face ‘violence and abuse’ while enforcing Covid-19 rules amid fears virus spreading in supermarkets

Next few weeks will be ‘worst’ of the pandemic despite national lockdown, England’s chief medical officer warns

Professor Chris Whitty has expressed concern that the UK is in the midst of the “most dangerous time” of the pandemic, as cases continue to rise at a rapid rate before the rollout of the vaccine has had a positive impact. … Read More >Next few weeks will be ‘worst’ of the pandemic despite national lockdown, England’s chief medical officer warns

‘Do as I say, not as I do’: BoJo blasted for hypocrisy as leisurely lockdown-breaching cycle infuriates cooped-up Brits

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has freewheeled into his latest controversy after being spotted cycling more than seven miles away from Downing Street, despite Covid-19 rules restricting people to their local area. … Read More >‘Do as I say, not as I do’: BoJo blasted for hypocrisy as leisurely lockdown-breaching cycle infuriates cooped-up Brits

‘Virus out of control’: London mayor declares ‘major incident’ over rapid Covid-19 spread

A “major incident” has been declared in the UK capital over a surge in coronavirus numbers. Announcing the move, Mayor Sadiq Khan described the situation as “critical,” admitting the viral spread “was out of control”. … Read More >‘Virus out of control’: London mayor declares ‘major incident’ over rapid Covid-19 spread

UK competition body investigating Google privacy plan to ditch third-party cookies from Chrome

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into Google’s plan to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome browser over fears the move will have a “significant impact” on the digital ad market. … Read More >UK competition body investigating Google privacy plan to ditch third-party cookies from Chrome

‘We’ve just seen confidence in democracy being shattered’: UK Home Secretary condemns the ‘terrible’ violence on Capitol Hill

British Home Secretary Priti Patel has blasted US President Trump saying his comments directly led to the violence that took place in Washington, adding he didn’t do enough to de-escalate the situation. … Read More >‘We’ve just seen confidence in democracy being shattered’: UK Home Secretary condemns the ‘terrible’ violence on Capitol Hill

London to run out of hospital beds in TWO WEEKS, health chief warns as Covid-19 overwhelms capital – reports

NHS England’s London Medical Director Dr. Vin Diwakar has warned senior doctors that the UK capital could run out of hospital beds within two weeks under even the best case Covid-19 scenario, according to media reports. … Read More >London to run out of hospital beds in TWO WEEKS, health chief warns as Covid-19 overwhelms capital – reports