5M people in U.K. get second COVID-19 jab as daily deaths fall to 10 – National

By Michael Holden Reuters Posted April 3, 2021 12:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Britain reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 within 28 days of a positive test on Saturday, the lowest daily figure since early […]

U.S. unemployment benefit claims fall to 684,000, fewest since COVID-19 pandemic – National

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims fell from 781,000 the week before. It is the first time that weekly […]

Pfizer CEO expects younger teens to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in fall – National

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE expects younger teens to be eligible for coronavirus vaccination in the fall, and elementary school children by the end of the year, the company’s chief executive Albert Bourla said on Thursday. In the United States, the vaccine is authorized for use in people aged 16 or older. Bourla said […]

‘I thought we were done’: Parts fall from sky in plane scare

David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival mode. The Boeing 777-200, headed from Denver to Honolulu on Saturday with 231 passengers and 10 crew aboard, […]

Trump narrowly avoided ventilator when sick with COVID-19 last fall: reports – National

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was so sick after contracting the novel coronavirus last fall that officials thought he would need to be put on a ventilator, new reports suggested Thursday. The reports from the New York Times and CNN suggest Trump’s condition was far more serious than how it was portrayed to the […]

Global stocks fall amid fears of new coronavirus strain – National

European shares fell three per cent on Monday, the dollar strengthened and volatility surged across asset classes as a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain threatened to torpedo markets’ optimism over a vaccine-fueled rebound in economic growth. Wall Street was tipped to open sharply lower. Read more: Canada to suspend all flights from U.K. […]

England’s 4-week COVID-19 lockdown to last longer if cases don’t fall: minister – National

A new national lockdown in England may have to last longer than the planned four weeks if coronavirus infection rates don’t fall quickly enough, a senior government minister said Sunday. The lockdown announced Saturday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to run from Thursday until Dec. 2. Johnson says it’s needed to stop hospitals […]

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall – National

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the epicentre of Australia’s coronavirus outbreak. In a tentative re-opening to international tourism, travellers on the approved flights won’t be required to quarantine in Sydney, […]