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More restrictions will mean further pain for airlines and the travel industry at a time when many companies are struggling after eleven months of the pandemic.(PIA JOSEPHSON via REUTERS)

Britain cracks down on travel to stop virus spread

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:20 PM IST
  • Travellers arriving in Britain from high-risk Covid-19 countries will have to quarantine for 10 days in government-provided accommodation, while those wishing to leave will need to explain why in a process checked before departure, interior minister Priti Patel said on Wednesday.
A medical worker performs a fast PCR test in a test container in Austria.(REUTERS)
A medical worker performs a fast PCR test in a test container in Austria.(REUTERS)

UK Covid variant sufferers cough more, but sense of smell less affected - survey

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:38 PM IST
  • The variant, identified in southeast England in December, is thought to be more transmissible, and could also be associated with higher mortality, though data suggesting increased death rates are uncertain and not yet strong.
n the UK’s vaccination effort, the supply of vaccines is the rate-limiting factor and not distribution by the National Health Service, Matt Hancock said(Reuters)
n the UK’s vaccination effort, the supply of vaccines is the rate-limiting factor and not distribution by the National Health Service, Matt Hancock said(Reuters)

Vaccines may work less well on Covid-19 variants, UK's heath minister warns

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Hancock’s warning came as the UK reported it had vaccinated more than 5 million people, including three-quarters of over 80s. Hancock said the government is conducting a vaccine trial on the South African variant to study its response to the inoculation.
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

4 more test positive of Covid-19 UK strain in India, tally reaches 29

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Among these 29 cases, eight have been detected in NCDC, New Delhi, two in IGIB New Delhi, five in NIV Pune, three in CCMB Hyderabad, 10 in NIMHANS Bengaluru and one in NIBMG Kalyani, the ministry said.
Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Possible that Covid-19 UK strain entered India before, says AIIMS director

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Though the new strain has entered India, it has not affected India’s number of cases so far, Randeep Guleria said.
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