Pregnant women in the UK can now receive a Covid-19 injection, government advisers said Friday shouldn’t have the Oxford / AstraZeneca jab. The Joint Vaccination and Vaccination Committee has recommended expectant mothers to receive only the BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna injection.
The US will invest $ 1.7 billion to tackle Covid-19 variants as public health experts warn that new strains of the virus could drive up infections even if more Americans have been vaccinatedThe White House announced on Friday that it would allocate money from the $ 1.9 trillion economic aid package signed into law last month to combat the variants.
There have been 77 cases of a new variant associated with one increase in Covid-19 cases found in India in the UK as the government tries to strengthen its defense against strains that could potentially bypass existing vaccines. The cases were reported by the government on Thursday evening, along with 56 new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa.
The number of EU citizens arriving in the UK before the pandemic has been revised upwards by the official statistics body. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that for the nine years to March 2020, before the first lockdown, net migration in the EU averaged 216,000 people per year, 76 percent more than previous figures.
Moderna has warned it will work less than expected vaccines to the UK, Canada and some other countries, following a production shortage in the European supply chain. The Boston-based biotechnology company said Friday it will reduce the number of doses it sends to the UK from April.
Apple has temporary closed its stores in Michigan, which has become the newest coronavirus hotspot in the US. “Due to the current conditions of Covid-19, we are temporarily closing our stores in Michigan. We are taking this step with great caution as we are closely monitoring the situation, ”the company said on Friday.
Santander has told UK mortgage brokers that when assessing a self-employed borrower’s mortgage application, they would set aside the 2020-21 accounting period if their business had been adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis. Santander bases his assessment from Monday on the income in the two assessment years prior to the pandemic
The Co-operative Group chief executive will receive a bonus of more than £ 1 million this year, despite the mutual choice not to give up on the corporate rate cut. Steve Murrells will receive £ 1.35 million, up £ 735,000 from the 2019 outcome, with his total pay up to £ 2.2 millionMore than half of this year’s bonus is a deferred pay from 2018.