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  • Pfizer-BioNTech say their COVID vaccine works against UK, South Africa variants Jan 28, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Pfizer-BioNTech say their COVID vaccine works against UK, South Africa variants

    In a statement, the two companies said the "small differences" detected in tests comparing the original virus and the recent versions "are unlikely to lead to a significant reduction in the effectiveness of the vaccine".

  • New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 case in months, sparking Australia travel halt Jan 25, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 case in months, sparking Australia travel halt

    The woman, who returned to New Zealand on December 30, had tested positive for the South African strain of the virus after leaving a two-week mandatory quarantine where she had twice tested negative, COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said.

  • 109 people test positive for UK variant of coronavirus in India so far Jan 14, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    109 people test positive for UK variant of coronavirus in India so far

    All these people have been kept in single room isolation in designated healthcare facilities by respective state governments, the health ministry had said earlier.

  • Russia extends ban on UK flights until February 1 over coronavirus variant Jan 12, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Russia extends ban on UK flights until February 1 over coronavirus variant

    Russia, which has already reported a case of the more infectious coronavirus variant, has had the flight ban in place since December 22.

  • First case of infection of UK-strain of coronavirus found in Madhya Pradesh Jan 08, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    First case of infection of UK-strain of coronavirus found in Madhya Pradesh

    The patient, who is asymptomatic, has been placed in home isolation, district collector Manish Singh said.

  • No reason to think any new strain of virus is vaccine resistant: UK PM Boris Johnson Jan 06, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    No reason to think any new strain of virus is vaccine resistant: UK PM Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson made the comment in parliament when asked for an update on government efforts to test vaccines against new strains.

  • All you need to know about the second strain of coronavirus spread in UK Dec 22, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    All you need to know about the second strain of coronavirus spread in UK

    New variants, or strains, of SARS-CoV-2 virus, have been found almost since the beginning of the pandemic. In London, 62 percent of infections reported in the second week of December were due to the new strain. Many countries have suspended all flights from and to the UK. Why, then, the UK strain is a cause for concern?

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