MPs have approved the extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19, after Boris Johnson faced pressure from members of his own party over the delay.The Prime Minister was spared a defeat as Labour backed plans for a four-week delay to the end of lockdown measures, aimed at buying more time for the vaccine programme.
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Boris Johnson’s indecision over securing the UK’s borders has “blown” his Covid-19 road map to freedom, according to Sir Keir Starmer.The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the Prime Minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on easing restrictions.
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Novavax Inc on Monday reported late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial showing its vaccine is more than 90% effective against COVID-19 across a variety of variants of the virus. Emer McCarthy reports.