➡️ AstraZeneca boss hits back in EU vaccine row ➡️ Hotel quarantine expected for Covid hotspots ➡️ Church reacts as UK reaches 100,000 Covid deaths Here's our morning coronavirus update
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning.
media captionSofia Bettiza explains why some countries are far ahead of others in the vaccination race2. Hotel quarantine for hotspots onlyAs we reported on Tuesday, the UK is to introduce "hotel quarantine" for some people entering the country. Yesterday, the government hadn't decided whether it would apply to all arrivals - or just those from "high risk" countries. Now, after a late night meeting,
it seems it will apply only to "high risk" areas, including South America, southern Africa, and Portugal. Although each part of the UK sets its own travel rules, it's thought all four nations will introduce hotel quarantine. Yesterday, Scotland's deputy first minister, John Swinney, said it would go "at least as far" as England. Read
- and watch what one bored tennis player did in quarantine below.media captionWatch French tennis player Edouard Roger-Vasselin's quarantine chain reaction machines3. Church reacts as UK reaches 100,000 Covid deaths Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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Is not enough. In this delicate moment with vaccines rolling out and still in lockdown the hotel quarantine must be mandatory for at least 3 months to everyone not only from the hotspot. The new Brazilian variant is already in other countries of Europe. BorisJohnson GOVUK Boris, how can you even look at yourself 100,000 people are dead These people thought they would be alive, they had plans to see their families, a few days with loved ones UK has the highest death rate in Europe They are gone because of you Boris
They are PCR+ tests, not Covid deaths, deaths are at normal levels for the time of year. this is terrible news