Iranian aviation officials says a ban enacted last month on flights to and from the United Kingdom will persist until February 18 as authorities seek to prevent any spread of a new variant of the coronavirus.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday the country was still a long way from being able to relax a national lockdown despite evidence that the restrictions were bringing down the rate of COVID-19 infections.
A record number of people have died of Covid-19 in the UK in the past 24 hours as the latest surge in the pandemic – driven mostly by the new coronavirus variant dubbed the “British Virus” – continues to exact a heavy human toll.
Major American and British media have apparently reached a consensus to downplay the death of at least 23 people in Norway who received the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US firm Pfizer and German BioNTech.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has acknowledged the scale of the latest Covid-19 crisis by admitting the situation is “very, very tough” and the strain on the National Health Service (NHS) staff is “colossal”.
Britain is ramping up its mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations as its top medical officer said the next few weeks of the pandemic will be the worst yet, with deaths and cases hitting record highs, putting the health service under huge pressure.
With strong indications that the latest lockdown in England is set to the toughest and longest yet, more and more people are risking fines and even arrest by openly protesting against the new measures.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will this year reach levels 50 percent higher than before the industrial revolution because of manmade emissions, Britain's Met Office predicted on Friday.
Iran has extended a two-week suspension of flights to and from the UK until the end of January due to concerns over the new fast-spreading coronavirus strain, the head of the country’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) says.
After months of deliberation and witness statements and arguments made for against his extradition, the day of reckoning arrived when the world would finally know the fate of Julian Assange the co-founder of WikiLeaks.