Covid News Live: 2 million more Moderna vaccines ordered for the UK


Moderna is seeking market approval from European and US regulators for its vaccine after the UK government ordered two million more vaccines to help immunize people against the Covid-19 virus.

He added that he is also applying for marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), with up to 160 million doses of the two-dose vaccine to be shared among member states of the EU over the next year.

Moreover, if approved by the MHRA, it will allow the deployment of seven million shots of the two-dose vaccine, which will be enough to inoculate 3.5 million Britons.
Previously, the government had only ordered five million vaccines, which recently demonstrated its 100% effectiveness.


MPs participate in vaccine trials to encourage more BAME volunteers

Two MPs of black, Asian and minority origin (Bame) volunteered to participate in coronavirus vaccine trials, following a call for more participants from ethnic minorities.

Shadow Housing Minister Naz Shah announced this week that she was volunteering, and Equality Minister Kemi Badenoch had her first blow in October.
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Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 2:42 PM

Court orders hair salon to close after “causing distress to the public” by staying open

Magistrates have ordered a hair salon to close and said its owner has caused “distress to the public” by repeatedly opening up to customers during the current lockdown.

Sinead Quinn, owner of Quinn Blakey Hairdressing in Oakenshaw, near Bradford, did not appear at the Bradford Magistrates’ Court hearing this morning.
The request for closure took place in his absence, the magistrates having ordered to close the salon until just after midnight Wednesday “to avoid nuisance to members of the public and protect public health”.

Kirklees Council issued Ms Quinn with fixed penalty notices totaling £ 17,000 for negotiation during the lockdown and served the closure notice on Saturday.
Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 2:33 PM

Police demolition group of 200 students

Students could be “rushed” to exclusion after police disperse a group of 200 people in a dormitory.

Video footage shared on Snapchat shows large crowds dancing to loud music in a courtyard outside St Peter’s Court, home to University of Nottingham students, on Saturday evening.

The university said there was “no excuse” for people flouting coronavirus regulations and would take “disciplinary action.”
Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 2:21 PM

Wales Premier Mark Drakeford has defended the lockdown of the country’s firewalls for 17 days but said further restrictions on the hospitality industry must be imposed as numbers have risen faster than “expected or hoped ”.
“I don’t think we made the wrong decision when it comes to the lockdown itself,” he said.
‘The advice we were given was that by going there early – and we had our firebreak period earlier than in any other part of the UK – that the earlier we got there the more efficient it would be and provided it is early and deep. , that 17 days was sufficient and the firebreak delivered everything we hoped for.

“The difficulties we face today are not, I believe, rooted in the firewall decision itself.

“Could we have gotten out of the firewall with even more restrictions than what we put in place? I think it’s a more open question. ”

Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 2:11 PM

Covid app could start recording if user received vaccine

Dido Harding suggested that the Test and Trace mobile app could be used to record test results and determine whether or not an individual has received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Referring to the prospect of digital certificates, the head of Test and Trace said she hoped to be able to create a “one-stop-shop” for vaccines and these self-administered tests at home.
Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 1:59 PM

Nearly 2,000 fines imposed in first 12 days of lockdown

Police handed out nearly 2,000 fines in the first 12 days of England’s national coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.

Between 5 and 12 November, 1,977 penalties were imposed under new laws stipulating that people cannot leave their homes “without a reasonable excuse”.
Chiara GiordanoNovember 30, 2020 1:47 PM

Rita Ora apologizes for birthday rally during lockdown

Popstar Rita Ora has apologized for hosting a “small” get-together with friends for her 30th birthday.
Her post, posted on an Instagram story, said: “I am deeply sorry I broke the rules and I, in turn, understand that this puts people at risk. It was a serious and inexcusable error in judgment. Given the restrictions, I realize how irresponsible these actions were and take full responsibility for them. ”
Roisin O’Connor reports.
Rita Ora has been accused of breaking lockdown rules

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Isobel FrodshamNovember 30, 2020 1:33 PM

Not sitting on Santa’s lap on cave visits, says Downing Street

Santa will not have to wear a face mask in his cave, but children will not be able to sit on his lap during visits.
A Downing Street spokesperson told reporters at a briefing that safety precautions would be followed during the visits, which are expected to begin next month.
He said: “We know that meeting Santa Claus is a magical experience for children, which is why he will take safety precautions, including making sure it is operating in a secure manner by Covid, but it will not be no need for Santa Claus to wear a mask.
“Children will not be allowed to sit on his lap, as part of the counseling.”
Isobel FrodshamNovember 30, 2020 1:14 PM

NHS Wales ‘ready’ for vaccine rollout once approved, Prime Minister says

The Premier of Wales has said the country is ready for the practicalities of deploying the Covid-19 vaccine.
Mark Drakeford said in a briefing on Monday that an “important and successful test” had been undertaken in the country and he was confident in the results, adding that if a vaccine was rolled out next week they would be ready.
While breeding, he added there had been a “tremendous response” to the mass testing program at Merthyr Tydfil, with more than 10,000 people tested in the first eight days.
Isobel FrodshamNovember 30, 2020 1:03 PM

Downing Street refuses to rule out possible third national lockdown

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson refused to rule out a third national lockdown in England.
It comes as the country is due to exit its second lockdown on Wednesday, December 2 and re-enter the tiered system approach.
In a briefing with reporters, the prime minister’s official spokesperson said: “The whole purpose of the regionalised tiered approach and the raison d’être of placing places in individual tiers is to take advantage of gains already made in terms of reducing virus transmission, which is why we have introduced this approach. ”
Pressed again to rule out that a new national lockdown could be introduced, he said: ‘You have seen statistics from this morning showing that Covid cases have fallen and we have seen the rate of R drop over the weeks. previous ones.
“We want to continue to observe this trend, we want to continue to see the rate of transmission of the virus decrease and that is the aim of the tiered approach.”
Isobel FrodshamNovember 30, 2020 12:58 PM


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