Tuesday, March 2, 2021


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UK Covid live news: Brazil variant may make foreign summer holidays impossible, ministers warned | Politics

Good morning. As my colleague Linda Geddes reports in our overnight story, the discovery of six cases of the highly transmissible Brazilian coronavirus variant in the UK - three in England, and three in Scotland - has revived concerns that the border controls imposed by the UK government are not tough enough. Her story is here. Yvette Cooper, the Labour chair of the home affairs committee, was on the Today programme this morning saying that ministers have repeatedly been told that the measures currently in place in England may be...

Coronavirus live news: vaccine acceptance rising in UK, US and France; South Africa eases restrictions | World news

SII, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is producing the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with Oxford University, for dozens of poor and middle-income countries. The precise reason for the audit of SII’s manufacturing processes and facilities was not clear, but a green light would mean the drug could be exported to the European Union, the source said, declining to be identified because the review is confidential. The EU and Britain are mainly supplied by local facilities, but production problems have cut deliveries by the British-Swedish drugmaker to the EU, forcing it to...
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