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Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
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Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19
European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU countries that depend heavily on tourism desperate to rescue this summer’s holiday sea...
NHS faces legal action over data firm contract
The NHS is being taken to court over its contract with controversial US data firm Palantir.
Johnson & Johnson's One-Shot Covid Vaccine Effective, Safe: US Drug Regulator
J&J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19 against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.
Gordon Ramsay loses nearly £60million as lockdown devastates restaurants
Gordon Ramsay has revealed the staggering effect of the coronavirus pandemic on his restaurant empire, saying he’s lost nearly £60million in turnover in the past year.
UK thinktank calls for door-to-door Covid jabs to tackle vaccine disparities
Exclusive: Runnymede Trust chief says uptake gap risks Covid becoming a disease of poverty
Calls for mandatory Covid jabs conflict with Britons' right to say no
Analysis: idea is not as simple as it seems, due to the fact vaccination is not mandatory under UK law
Keir Starmer under pressure to back plans for corporation tax rise
Labour leader has faced backlash after saying he would oppose any new tax on business in budget
Hays Travel boss 'shocked' by husband's sudden death
Travel agency boss Dame Irene Hays has spoken of the "shock" of her husband's death just a year after the pair took on 2,000 Thomas Cook staff.
UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine certificate whether Brits want it or not – reports
The National Health Service app initially developed for users to show their Covid-19 test results can be converted into a digital vaccine certificate without further technical alterations – bad news for the privacy-conscious.
Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England
Secondary schools in England will be asked to consider delivering face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to help pupils catch up.
Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
Heathrow Airport has reported a £2bn annual loss after passenger numbers during the coronavirus pandemic dropped to levels last seen in the 1970s.
Bill Gates: Failure to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 will cause migration worse than Syrian crisis
Microsoft co-founder says he is offsetting his carbon emissions
Another 548 people die with Covid in UK
Another 548 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, bringing the overall toll to 121,305.
‘It’s on all of us’: UK health secretary warns Covid-19 restrictions rollback may be slower than PM’s roadmap
The UK health secretary has warned that the government’s roadmap out of the Covid-induced lockdown is dependent on data as he urged people in England to follow the rules in place in order to avoid the plan being slowed down.
UK unemployment hits 5.1%, the highest in almost 5 years, as young workers bear brunt of Covid-19 restrictions
Official data released on Tuesday shows that UK unemployment reached a five-year high of 5.1 percent in the last quarter of 2020 as the government introduced its second Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Scotland begins DRONE delivery of Covid tests & medicines for remote islands
In a first for the UK, drones are being used to ship Covid-19 tests, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies between hospitals and health facilities in Scotland and islands off its coast.
Facebook in Australia: What happened after news was blocked?
Critics of Facebook say the company's ban on news appearing on its platform in Australia has made it more difficult for people to access reliable sources - and increased the influence of bad and misleading information.
One million high-grade NHS masks withdrawn over safety concerns
A million high-grade masks used in the NHS may not meet the right safety standards and have been withdrawn.
UK data points to record outflow of foreign workers in 2020
Almost a million people born outside Britain may have left the country last year as the coronavirus pandemic appears to have triggered the biggest net outflow of foreign-born workers on record, according to official data released on Tues...
Covid in Scotland: What rules are changing, and when?
The Scottish government has unveiled details of how the country will move out of lockdown.
US Senate Confirms Biden UN Nominee Thomas-Greenfield
The 100-member Senate backed Thomas-Greenfield by 78 to 20 to be Washington's representative at the world body and a member of Biden's cabinet, comfortably exceeding the simple majority needed.
"Look Forward To A World...": Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Bats For Global Regulation On Privacy
In a virtual interactive session with Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao in BioAsia 2021, Satya Nadella said the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe accelerated digital transformation.
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