Doctor Jennifer Rohn has said the new South American coronavirus variant is a "concern", adding that the vaccine might be "slightly less effective" against the mutation. However, the virologist from University College London said the current coronavirus vaccines can be "tweaked really quickly" and that "within a matter of weeks or months we could replace the vaccine strain with a new one that recognises the mutation".
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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps details the reasoning behind a new travel banfor people travelling from South America, after the identification of a newhighly transmissible coronavirus variant from the continent.
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Portuguese voters - largely confined to their homes due to a strict COVID-19 lockdown - will pick a new president on Sunday (January 24), but some fear going to the polls could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases. Edward Baran reports.
Sunday's presidential election in Portugal comes at a very difficult moment in the fight against COVID-19. The country is under lockdown and the traditional last round of political campaigning has been scrapped. Now candidates and observers fear a record-low voter turnout, casting doubt on polls.
Portugal will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new President, despite pandemic lockdown measures still in place. We take a look at Chega!, a right-wing party pushing to get through to the second round.
According to the Health Ministry, total of 15,82,201 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in India for COVID-19. India reported 14,849 new COVID-19 cases and 15, 948 discharges on January 23. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,06,54,533. Which includes 1,84,408 active cases. 1,03,16,786 patients have been discharged across the country. With 155 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 1,53,339.
Fewer than half of the nearly 38 million vaccine doses shipped to date by the federal government have actually made it into the arms of Americans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
Travellers from across South America have been banned from entering the UK amid growing concerns about a mutant coronavirus strain which has emerged in Brazil. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the government is implementing a "belt and braces" approach to the region. He said that the vaccine should be able to cope with the new variant but added "we just don't want any further complications right now". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travel to the UK from all of South America as well as Portugal will be banned from 4am on Friday because of concerns over the Brazilian variant of coronavirus. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Brazil, raising questionsabout whether it could cause more severe disease, or be immune to currentvaccines. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is “very concerned” aboutthe variant, adding that extra measures are being put in place to prevent thevariant being imported to the UK. Travel to the UK from all of South Americaas well as Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde will be banned from 4am on Friday.
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Locals in South Derbyshire have expressed their anger online after confusing COVID-19 regulations have prompted a wave of police fines for people attending local National Trust site Calke Abbey in Tick