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coronavirus variants

UK could add France to 'red list' over variants: PM
World

UK could add France to 'red list' over variants: PM

  • "We will take a decision, no matter how tough, to interrupt that trade, to interrupt those flows, if we think that it is necessary to protect public health and to stop new variants coming in," Johnson said, however.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 10:41am
Poland's cases of British coronavirus variant rising
World

Poland's cases of British coronavirus variant rising

  • At the start of January, the share of the British variant was around 5% ... Now, the most recent tests show that the share has been systematically growing and for the last 21 days we have almost 25%."
  • "The virus in the British version develops so fast as it is of course much more contagious," he said, adding that the variant share was even as high as 70% in random tests.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 08:42pm
Vaccine hopes boost British pound
Markets

Vaccine hopes boost British pound

  • "A stronger pound is another headwind for UK exporters and provides some small relief for households," noted Paul Dales of Capital Economics.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 09:44am
India detects South African, Brazilian COVID variants
World

India detects South African, Brazilian COVID variants

  • There are no direct flights from South Africa or Brazil, so the health ministry and the civil aviation ministry are in touch on the steps to be taken on the matter.
  • India's COVID-19 cases rose by 9,121 in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 10.93 million, second only to the tally of the United States. Deaths rose by 81 to 155,813.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 05:15pm