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Covid: 12-week vaccine gap defended by UK medical chiefs

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 21:05
The UK will now leave a 12-week gap between both parts of the Covid vaccination, rather than 21 days.

Covid-19: UK reports a record 55,892 daily cases

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 19:41
And another 964 people died within 28 days of a positive test, only slightly down on Wednesday's figure.

Professor Hugh Montgomery says hospitals are facing a "tsunami" of Covid cases.

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 13:37
Professor Hugh Montgomery told BBC Radio 5 Live hospitals were facing a "tsunami" of Covid cases and he feared it would get worse after New Year's Eve.

Covid-19: Doctors call for rapid rollout of vaccines

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 13:18
But there are fears bottlenecks in the system may hamper how fast NHS can deliver jabs.

Covid rule-breakers 'have blood on their hands'

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:26
An intensive care doctor tells BBC Radio 5 Live the rise in cases is down to people not social distancing.

Covid: New Year's Eve warning as millions are told to stay at home

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 02:30
More areas in England join the top restrictions tier as officials warn against holding parties.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: ‘Close to death from Covid, I asked them to save my baby’

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 00:50
A 22-year-old became seriously ill with Covid while pregnant, but ultimately both mother and baby were saved.

Covid-19: Twenty million in England added to toughest tier of restrictions

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 18:17
The PM says he is "confident" the situation will be "very much better" by 5 April, after Easter.

'Covid loves a crowd... so stay at home this New Year's Eve' says NHS boss

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 18:03
NHS England's national medical director urges people to 'stay at home' this New Years Eve.

Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 09:15
The UK approves its second vaccine against Covid-19, with the first doses due to be given on Monday.

Hancock on Oxford-AstraZenica Covid-19 vaccine UK approval

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 08:52
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the vaccine is a "real British success story".

Covid: Essex declares major incident over virus cases

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 06:00
Health bosses seek extra help from the government amid a "significant growing demand" on services.

Covid: Millions more braced for tougher rules in England

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 01:31
The health secretary is expected to tell MPs more areas of England will enter tier four as cases surge.

The puppet show in a box entertaining children in hospital

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 00:05
Little Angel Theatre's performance is designed for young patients to enjoy from their hospital beds.

Covid: UK surge in cases an 'extreme concern'

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 18:21
The NHS faces "unprecedented" pressure as the UK reports record numbers for a second day running.

Covid-19: First vaccine patient has her second jab

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 16:44
Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to have the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, has final dose.

Covid in Scotland: 'Stay at home' Hogmanay plea as cases hit record high

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:47
Nicola Sturgeon says it is "especially vital" Scots do not mix at new year after 1,895 new cases were recorded.

Covid: 'Huge thanks' to health workers - NHS England boss

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 10:04
Sir Simon Stevens says healthcare staff are "back in the eye of the storm" with coronavirus.

Covid-19: Military to support mass testing of students in England

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 02:43
Members of the armed forces will help organise Covid-19 testing for thousands of students next month.

Covid-19: Health workers 'back in eye of storm', says NHS chief

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 00:53
But Sir Simon Stevens says he expects all the UK's most vulnerable to be offered a vaccine by late spring.