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All adults get 1st jab by July 31

LONDON (AP) — The British government declared Sunday that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, as it prepared to set out a “cautious” plan to ease the U.K.’s lockdown. The new target …

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Serbia welcomes AstraZeneca vaccine shipment

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has received a first shipment of 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccines, adding to the three other vaccines already in use. The Balkan nation of 7 million has administered more than 1 million doses so far, which is among the top results in Europe. Most Serb citizens have received …

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UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing a fast-moving vaccination drive that has delivered more than 15 million shots in ten weeks. Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport were escorted by security …

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Britain’s quarantine hotels open for business

LONDON — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels have received their first guests as the government tries to prevent new variants of the coronavirus from derailing its fast-moving vaccination drive. Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday morning were escorted by security guards to buses that took them to nearby …

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Royal Mail postman ‘left’ elderly woman lying in snow

Distressing vision has emerged of the moment a postman appears to leave an elderly woman lying on the frozen ground following a fall outside her home. A neighbour’s doorbell camera captured the interaction between grandmother-of-two Patricia Stewart, 72, and the Royal Mail employee while he was completing a delivery in …

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Coronavirus latest news: UK will fare better than other countries if it can contain Covid locally, UK’s national statistician says

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday announced new anti-coronavirus restrictions for bars, restaurants and public gatherings, in a move aimed at stopping a spike in infections and avoiding a new nationwide lockdown.   Under the new rules, gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theaters will be closed, while bars and …

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