People queue up to go for coronavirus booster jabs at St Thomas' Hospital in London. AP
Gulf Today Report
Hundreds of people queue outside St Thomas hospital in London to get their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as the UK ramps up its rollout to ensure all adults can receive a booster by the end of December.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that at least one person has died in Britain after being infected with the Omicron variant.
Boris faces the wrath of his majority in parliament on Tuesday in a vote that promises to be unsettling over measures he imposed to combat the outbreak of the omicron mutant. On Sunday, Johnson warned of a "massive wave" looming from the mutant Omicron in Britain, which is one of the European countries worst affected by the epidemic, as it recorded more than 146,000 deaths.
This wave of injuries is hampering the English Football League, as Manchester United postponed Tuesday's match against Brentford due to the infection of a number of players and staff with Covid-19. Johnson announced last week new restrictions to combat the outbreak of Covid-19, including the wearing of the face masks in closed places, daily examinations of contacts, and mandatory quarantine and health certificates on large occasions, which are necessary measures, according to the government, to avoid exhausting the capabilities of the hospital system in the coming weeks.
Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by Unicef to raise awareness of the need for immunisation of children in India. She says Covid-19 should not disrupt childrens access to life-saving childhood vaccines.
The teenagers, many wearing their uniforms, queued at schools and health centres across the country as health workers injected them with Bharat Biotech's Covaxin — the only COVID-19 vaccine so far approved by India for those below 18 years.
The new US study will include up to 1,420 volunteers ages 18 to 55 to test the updated Omicron-based shots for use as a booster or for primary vaccinations. Researchers will examine the tweaked vaccine’s safety and how it revs up the immune system...
The centre will specialise in providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority.
Sheikh Abdullah said that the grant to be provided by the UAE will be allocated to the Fisheries Funding Mechanism, the Enhanced Integrated Framework, and the Women Exporters in the Digital Economy Fund that will be launched during MC13.
The fire broke out early morning, officials said at a press conference, with a preliminary investigation suggesting the blaze started on the building's first floor, where electric bikes had been placed.
The videos showed the students, who appeared to be protesting peacefully, retreating under a hail of blows from law enforcers wearing helmets and full riot gear. "Is this how you beat your own children," one young woman is heard shouting.