Israel will begin relaxation of lockdown restrictions, opening shops and cultural venues, following a rapid decline in the number of new infections among the vaccinated older population. A coronavirus cabinet voted to reopen some locations, such as shopping malls, to the general public, while restricting access to gyms, hotels and movie theaters to those who can show proof of vaccination.
Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, has said he has not ruled out the possibility that people can be given domestic “vaccine passports”“We will look at everything,” he said when asked about the possible use of documentation. Johnson said his preference was to use a combination of vaccinations and fast side flow testing.
A quarantined woman gestures from her room at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, near Heathrow Airport
The first passengers arrived at airport hotels in the UK to begin 10 days of isolation stricter quarantine measures in effect to limit the spread of more dangerous variants of coronavirus. The Radisson Blu at Heathrow was one of the hotels that accepted a small number of travelers from risk countries on Monday morning.
The EU’s anti-fraud office has warned governments to be vigilant about schemes to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines as Member States try to make up for the initially slow roll-out of vaccines. “We hear reports of fraudsters offering vaccines to governments across the EU,” said Ville Itälä, Director General of the European Anti-Fraud Office.
Mitchells & Butlers, the UK’s largest publicly traded pub company, plans to raise £ 350 million through an equity placement as the hard hit industry urges the government to explain when sites can reopen. The group, which owns the Harvester and All Bar One brands, said it will offer 167 million new shares on Friday at 36 percent off the closing price.
Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca’s CEO, has received the same pay rise as the entire company’s workforce, overseeing the launch of one of the world’s most promising vaccines against the coronavirusSoriot received a base salary of £ 1.29 million, an annual bonus of £ 2.3 million and payouts under a long-term incentive plan worth £ 11.1 million for 2020.
Dr. Stephaun Wallace of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle receives a Novavax shot from Dr. Tia Babu in clinical studies
Novavax, one of the unexpected success stories of the Covid-19 vaccine race, is about to complete its US trial in record time, bringing it another step closer to fulfilling orders to inoculate 50 million Americans. The 30-year-old biotech – who has never successfully marketed a drug – nearly enrolled the 30,000 participants in his US trial.
PensionBee, the UK financial technology start-up, will enable clients to become shareholders with plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. In 2020, PensionBee reported a 77 percent revenue increase to £ 6.3 million, fueled growth as more people relied on online channels to manage their money during the pandemic.