Lawmakers slam UK’s Covid response, say ‘herd immunity’ strategy a public health failure

LONDON — The U.K government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic has been called one of the country’s worst ever public health failures, following an inquiry by British lawmakers. The report, which examined the U.K.’s initial response to the Covid pandemic, found that the government made major mistakes at… Continue reading Lawmakers slam UK’s Covid response, say ‘herd immunity’ strategy a public health failure

India slams UK’s new travel rules as ‘discriminatory,’ warns of retaliation

India slammed the U.K.’s decision to exclude vaccinated Indian travelers from its new travel guidelines, calling it “discriminatory” and warning of reciprocal measures. The British government will next month allow fully vaccinated travelers from a list of countries to skip quarantine upon arrival — but Indians who are fully vaccinated will still need to be… Continue reading India slams UK’s new travel rules as ‘discriminatory,’ warns of retaliation

US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a… Continue reading US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

The Diplomatic Missions of Canada, the European Union, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued a joint statement in reaction to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. On Friday, June 4, two days after Twitter deleted a tweet from the president of Nigeria for violating its rules, the… Continue reading “We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

Biden to visit UK, Belgium for G-7 and NATO meetings in first overseas trip as president

President Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip as commander-in-chief this June as he heads to the United Kingdom and Belgium for crucial meetings with allied nations, the White House said Friday. This news comes amid Biden’s virtual climate summit with global leaders as he pushes for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. On Thursday… Continue reading Biden to visit UK, Belgium for G-7 and NATO meetings in first overseas trip as president

Not everything bad is village people-related – Nigerian man shares story of how deportation saved a Christian brother from going to jail in the UK

A Nigerian man has shared the story of how deportation from the UK saved a Nigerian man who might have gone to jail. Tweeting via his handle @Gbengawemimo, the Nigerian man said a Christian brother residing in the UK had travelled to Nigeria for his mother’s 70th birthday celebration. However, on his return to the… Continue reading Not everything bad is village people-related – Nigerian man shares story of how deportation saved a Christian brother from going to jail in the UK

UK govt issues guidance that allows for cancellation of a person’s passport over non-payment of child maintenance

The United Kingdom has issued a guidance that allows Passport Office staff to seize the passport of a person who has not paid child maintenance. This guidance, released on March 4, 2021, directs Her Majesty’s Passport Office staff on how to do the following: 1. Process notifications from courts and the Department for Work and… Continue reading UK govt issues guidance that allows for cancellation of a person’s passport over non-payment of child maintenance

UK will soon expose volunteers to Covid in world’s first ‘human challenge’ study

The U.K. is set to be the first country in the world to run a Covid-19 “human challenge” study, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body. The first Covid-19 human challenge trial will see up to 90 volunteers, aged 18-30, exposed to Covid-19 “in a safe and controlled environment to increase understanding of… Continue reading UK will soon expose volunteers to Covid in world’s first ‘human challenge’ study

UK and California Covid variants have merged into a newly mutated virus, raising fears the pandemic could enter a new phase.

The UK and California Covid variants have reportedly merged into a newly mutated virus, raising fears the pandemic could enter a new phase. The “recombination” was discovered in California’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US, New Scientist reports. It’s not yet known how much of a threat the recombination could pose. But if confirmed… Continue reading UK and California Covid variants have merged into a newly mutated virus, raising fears the pandemic could enter a new phase.

UK coronavirus variant ‘on course to sweep the world,’ leading scientist says

A variant of the coronavirus that first emerged in the U.K., and has since been identified in over 50 countries, could become the dominant form of the virus worldwide, according to the head of the U.K.’s genetic surveillance program. “The new variant has swept the country and it’s going to sweep the world, in all… Continue reading UK coronavirus variant ‘on course to sweep the world,’ leading scientist says