Dozens on Flight From South Africa Infected With COVID
Remko de Waal/GettyAs the world waits to find out how dangerous the super-mutated COVID variant Omicron might be, Dutch authorities revealed that 61 people arriving on two flights from South Africa—where the strain has been spreading—have tested positive.It’s not known whether the passengers were infected with Omicron or an earlier version of the coronavirus, but the discovery underscores the possibility that the new variant has already gone global.Previously, cases had been identified only in Snews.yahoo.com
UK health chief sees 'unfair' pricing for COVID travel tests
Britain’s competition watchdog says it will look into the cost of COVID-19 testing for travelers after Health Secretary Sajid Javid complained that high prices for the government-mandated tests were preventing some people from going on holiday.
U.K.'s Delta wave seems to have peaked sooner than expected. Could the same thing happen in the U.S.?
After surging for months because of the hypercontagious Delta variant, COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom are rapidly plummeting, raising the question of whether America’s Delta wave could also peak sooner than expected.news.yahoo.com
What is a breakthrough infection? 6 questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination
Vaccines don't ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesIf you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus. But along with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases globally and growing concern about highly transmissible strains like the delta variant come reports of fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19. Members of thenews.yahoo.com
Mexican state suffers as cartel drug war continues
When they heard gunfire in the valley, residents locked their doors and cowered inside their homes. Some 200 armed men had just looted a gas station, according to a witness, and the shooting would continue for hours as an equal number from an opposing group confronted them.news.yahoo.com
UK opts not to vaccinate most under-18s against COVID-19
The British government decided Monday not to inoculate most children and teenagers against COVID-19 until more data on the available vaccines becomes available. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said the health benefits of universal vaccination don’t outweigh the risks for most young people, who typically suffer only mild symptoms of the virus. Among hundreds of people at a Paris vaccination center Friday, scores were teenagers with their parents.news.yahoo.com
How Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak took just two hours 20 minutes to back down on self-isolation
When Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were identified as close contacts of Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, who recently tested positive for Covid, most people were expecting that they would go into self-isolation for 10 days. But instead, Downing Street announced that the Prime Minister and the Chancellor would take part in a pilot scheme allowing them to avoid self-isolation and continue working. Just 160 minutes later, Number 10 was forced into a humiliating U-turn following a backlash from Tonews.yahoo.com
The Latest: UK health minister tests positive for COVID-19
Britain’s health minister says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he has tested positive with a rapid test and is self-isolating as he awaits the results of a more accurate PCR test. Javid said Saturday, “I’m grateful that I’ve had two jabs of the vaccine and so far my symptoms are very mild.”news.yahoo.com
Fully vaccinated adults could take Covid tests for five days instead of isolating
Proposals to allow fully vaccinated adults to take Covid tests for five days instead of isolating are under consideration by ministers, amid warnings that life this summer will be “massively disrupted” by the current rules. On Sunday, Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, signalled that the current requirement for the double jabbed to remain at home for 10 days after being “pinged” by the NHS app needs to be looked at afresh. He stressed that the app had initially been “developed and operationalnews.yahoo.com
Coronavirus latest news: England fans urged to be team players and get Covid jab
Hospital waiting lists could top 13 million in months Al fresco dining to become the norm in Britain, PM says Third Covid wave could stretch into autumn Pressuring young people to get vaccinated is ‘ludicrous’ Firms told to buy CO2 monitors to ensure workers get fresh air Fans attending England's Euro 2020 final against Italy have been urged to use the opportunity to get a coronavirus jab at the Wembley vaccination centre. The NHS's top doctor has urged fans to be a "team player" by getting theinews.yahoo.com
Exclusive: Vaccinated NHS staff could be freed from self-isolation rules before August 16
Double-vaccinated NHS staff could be released from self-isolation rules before August 16 under proposals being considered by Sajid Javid, The Telegraph has learned. The Health Secretary is considering whether the test and release system for healthcare workers could be brought forward to an earlier date after becoming alarmed at the prospect of staff shortages, according to multiple government sources. He is now understood to be seeking clinical advice on whether the change can be made. Separatelnews.yahoo.com
Telegraph readers on Sajid Javid as Health Secretary: 'I have a good feeling about him'
Fresh from being appointed as Health Secretary following Matt Hancock’s resignation, Sajid Javid said on Sunday that it was his “most immediate priority to see that we can return to normal as soon and as quickly as possible". Meanwhile, The Telegraph’s Ross Clark set out the serious problems Mr Javid faces in putting right Mr Hancock’s legacy on the NHS. Telegraph readers have shared their hopes that Sajid Javid could end lockdown restrictions as soon as possible, while also acknowledging the monews.yahoo.com
IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship
FILE - This undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of London, shows Shamima Begum. Shamima Begum who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday Feb. 26, 2021 to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. (Metropolitan Police of London via AP, File)LONDON – A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. Begum's lawyers appealed,, saying her right to a fair hearing was harmed by the obstacles of pursuing her case from the camp. The U.K. Supreme Court disagreed, ruling Friday that the right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as public safety.
IS bride to return to UK to fight for British citizenship
LONDON A U.K. woman who as a teenager ran away to join the Islamic State group won the right Thursday to return to Britain to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. Shamima Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who traveled to Syria in 2015. She resurfaced at a refugee camp in Syria and told reporters she wanted to come home, but was denied the chance after Former Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship. She challenged the decision, arguing she is not the citizen of another country and that Javids decision left her stateless. But the stripping of her citizenship without a chance to clear her name is not justice it is the opposite.
Production of Brexit coin stops as uncertainty looms
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(CNN) - The UK has halted production of commemorative Brexit coins, which had been marked with the date "31 October 2019" -- the day the UK is due to leave the European Union -- amid uncertainty over the departure. Earlier this month, designs were approved for a series of 50 pence (64 cents) pieces -- to be made in gold, silver and cupro-nickel -- to mark the UK's exit from the European Union. Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Saturday denied that having hundreds of thousands of coins minted was "foolish." UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded publicly that he may not deliver on his "do or die" promise that the UK will exit the European Union on October 31. Johnson told lawmakers on Thursday that if they backed a general election on December 12, they'd be allowed more time to scrutinize his Brexit deal.