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Novavax is ready to start its Phase 3 trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. The US biotechnology firm plans to enrol up to 10,000 volunteers aged between 18 and 84 over the next four to six weeks. The company joins AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna as its vaccine candidate enters the final step […]

Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland have been added to England’s travel quarantine list – meaning travellers returning from 4am on Saturday will have to self-isolate for two weeks. The Caribbean island of Curacao has also been added to the list. The government’s “red list” is aimed at stopping coronavirus spreading from countries with high infection rates. […]

Tennis champion Boris Becker has denied a string of criminal charges over his bankruptcy – as he was told he could face seven years in jail if found guilty. The 52-year-old German former tennis star, who was declared bankrupt in June 2017, is accused of failing to comply with obligations to disclose information. Becker, who […]

At Cairncross House in Glasgow, there is a steady stream of supermarket delivery trucks arriving. Hundreds of students are inside – self-isolating amid an outbreak of at least coronavirus 124 cases. As we walk past the ground floor windows, those inside wave – some happy to chat out of their window amid the prospect of […]

The UK has reported 6,634 new coronavirus cases – the highest daily total ever recorded. A further 40 people are reported to have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, official figures show. The last time the daily death toll was higher than 40 was on 14 July, when 44 deaths were recorded. […]

Thousands of GPs and nurses are being forced to stay off work as they cannot get tested for COVID-19, the professional body for general practitioners has said. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has written to Dido Harding, head of the government’s £10bn test-and-trace programme, warning that staff absences could hit the flu vaccination drive […]