Latest coronavirus: Spain opens borders to vaccinated tourists as India eases lockdown


Worms-25 in England are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 from Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs.

The health secretary announced that all 25 to 29 year olds would be eligible for the jab in a statement to the Commons.

It comes after Prime Minister Mark Drakeford earlier announced that all adults in Wales will be offered a coronavirus vaccine by next Monday,

The four British countries have previously said they will offer a first dose to anyone over 18 by the end of July.

It comes as Spain reopened its doors to vaccinated tourists from Monday as the country recovers “its world leadership in tourism”.

“Spain is a safe destination,” said the country’s Minister of Health, Carolina Daria. Previously, Spain allowed visitors from Europe who had tested negative in the previous 72 hours, but from Monday these visitors can take a cheaper antigen test.

Spain is still on the UK’s orange list, meaning returning travelers must self-isolate for 10 days.

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People over 25 in England will be called up for Covid jab

People over 25 in England are called to be vaccinated against Covid-19 from Tuesday, announced the Secretary of Health.

Matt Hancock said people between the ages of 25 and 29 will be asked to reserve their jab as he signals the start of the last leg of the vaccination program.

Those under 30 are the last cohort on the list of priority vaccines.

The NHS has hailed the ‘homecoming’ of the largest vaccination program in its history, launched just six months ago.

Grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first patient in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.

The 91-year-old retired jewelry assistant made history when she received the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in Coventry on December 8, 2020.

The NHS has spearheaded the successful campaign, which saw more than half of all adults get bitten completely and more than three-quarters received their first dose.

As of Tuesday, around three million more people will become eligible to reserve their first dose.


Kate Nicholls, chief executive of business organization UKHospitality, told MPs the moratorium on rents, which is due to end later this month, must be extended to avoid bankruptcies.

She told the Treasury Select Committee: “You’re going to have a long Covid for the economy if you’re not very careful.

“We currently have £ 2.5bn in historic rent debt which will drop suddenly on July 1, when the moratoria end, so we urgently need their extension.

“We’re two weeks away from the next quarter’s rent day, so we urgently need this extension and we need the government to work with us lenders, landlords, to find a solution to this rent debt so that we are not starting to stumble businesses and cause insolvencies when we should be getting out of this crisis. “


Matt Hancock also said the Delta variant, which hails from India, has made it “tighter” between the virus and the vaccination schedule.

As of June 3, data showed that out of 12,383 Delta variant cases in the UK, 464 went to emergency care and 126 were hospitalized.

Of them, 83 were unvaccinated, 28 had received one dose, while only three of them had received both doses of the vaccine, he said.

He adds that a decision will be made on the next stage of the roadmap on June 14.

He also calls on high school students to get tested for Covid twice a week.


Health Secretary Matt Hancock makes a statement in the House of Commons to provide an update on the immunization program.

He says 76% of people in the UK have had at least one jab, while 51% of adults have had both.

Some 675,000 jabs were given on Saturday alone, he said.

The vaccine will be offered to people under 30 from this week and, from tomorrow, will be open to people aged 25 to 29.

From this week, text messages will be sent to people in this age group by GPs and the NHS, he told MPs.

He adds that the vaccination program has prevented about 39,000 hospitalizations and 13,000 deaths.


Aviation bosses call for reopening of UK-US travel

Aviation executives have called on Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden to ease restrictions on transatlantic travel when they meet this week.

The bosses of British companies British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport have joined with senior US officials in calling for the reopening of travel between the countries.

They launched their plea at a joint virtual press conference ahead of the meeting between Mr Johnson and Mr Biden ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

The United States is currently on the UK’s orange list, which means arriving travelers must self-isolate for 10 days.

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Shai Weiss said travelers should be able to enter the UK from the US without needing to quarantine.


A total of 57,510,753 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and June 6, according to NHS England data, including the first and second doses, an increase of 317,112 the day before.

NHS England said 33,800,107 was the first dose of a vaccine, an increase of 99,621 the day before, while 23,710,646 was a second dose, an increase of 217,491.


Funding and vaccines sought from G20 countries for COVAX, according to WHO

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Monday that talks were underway with G20 countries, including China and India, regarding financial donations and Covid vaccines at the facility. COVAX dose sharing.

Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the WHO Director-General, also told reporters that the WHO wants the United States, European Union member states, Britain, Canada and Japan to contribute doses.

Aylward said a proposal submitted last Friday by the EU to the World Trade Organization to expand access to the Covid vaccine did not go far enough and said a waiver of patent rights “would add value”.


Moderna calls for EU vaccine approval for children aged 12 to 17

American pharmaceutical company Moderna has asked the EU to approve its vaccine for children aged 12 to 17.

The company, which supplies millions of doses in the UK, said its jab was very effective for teenagers aged 12 to 17 and had no serious safety concerns.

It comes after the UK regulator, the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), approved the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12 to 15.

Moderna, which has a contract to deliver 17 million doses to the UK on a two-dose schedule, has conducted clinical trials in the US involving more than 3,700 young people.

In May, the company announced that no cases of Covid-19 had been found in adolescents who received two doses of the vaccine, resulting in 100% vaccine efficacy.

When the company looked for milder cases of Covid-19 after just the first dose, the vaccine was found to be 93% effective.


All adults in Wales will be offered the Covid vaccine by next week

All adults in Wales will be offered a coronavirus vaccine by next Monday, Prime Minister Mark Drakeford said.

If reached, the milestone will come six weeks earlier than expected, with the four UK countries previously saying they would offer a first dose to anyone over the age of 18 by the end of July.

An update to Wales’ vaccination strategy also comes with a commitment from the Welsh government to offer second doses to all adults by the end of September.

Wales gave a first dose to 2.18 million people, or 86% of the adult population, which is currently the best record of any country in the world.

But in the UK, he is behind England and Scotland for distributing both doses.


Scotland: 641 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded 641 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish government figures.

A total of 241,169 people have now tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths have been recorded, meaning the death toll according to this daily measurement – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – remains at 7,677.

The positivity rate for daily tests is 4.2%, compared to 4% the day before.

A total of 122 people were hospitalized yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 12 patients in intensive care.

So far, 3,386,321 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 2,251,259 have received their second dose.


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