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British wave of Covid-19 infections keep moving slowlygovernment scientists said. The figure for the UK as a whole is between 0.7 and 1.1 – a wider gap than 0.8 to 1.0 a week ago. “The number of new infections is generally stable or decreases by up to 5% each day,” their press release said.

Canada announced that all arriving passengers will be required to take a Covid-19 test and quarantine in a hotel for three days at their own expense. International flights can only land in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. Ottawa has also canceled all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean until the end of April.

France has tightened its restrictions on coronaviruses, close its borders for arrivals from outside the EU from Sunday and the closing of shopping centers on the same day without imposing a full new lockdown. “Any entry into France or exit from or to a country outside the EU will be prohibited”, declared Jean Castex, Prime Minister.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended statement prohibit evictions of tenants this could be detrimental to public health control measures aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 as of March 31. It was due to expire on Sunday, but Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, signed the extension on Friday.

Passengers, some wearing masks, disembark British Airways plane at Heathrow

British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic will cling to take off and landing slots without having to use them after the UK extended its exemptions from airport rules. Carriers parked their fleets during the pandemic, leading to the suspension of rules forcing airlines to use or lose their slots 80% of the time.

Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna told Italy and France it would deliver fewer doses than expected in February. Domenico Arcuri, Italy’s special commissioner responsible for Italy’s pandemic response, said Moderna had said in Rome delivery volumes would be 20% lower than forecast from early February.

Getir, a Turkish start-up backed by venture capitalist Michael Moritz and valued at around $ 850 million, has launched a fast delivery service for groceries and convenience store in London. Venture capitalists and public investors pumped money into delivery companies, which exploded during the pandemic.

AstraZeneca has secured EU regulatory approval for its coronavirus vaccine, even as French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the vaccine’s effectiveness for the elderly. The European Medicines Agency said on Friday it supports the Oxford / AstraZeneca jab for all people aged 18 and over.


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