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World Coronavirus: Morning update

11:17  23 january  2021
11:17  23 january  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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1. Top doctors want shorter gap between Pfizer jabs

Senior doctors have asked England's chief medical officer to halve the current 12-week gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine. The wait was originally three weeks but was then extended, a decision which Prof Chris Whitty said would double the number of people receiving jabs. But, in a letter seen by the BBC, the British Medical Association said the delay was "difficult to justify". It comes after the prime minister revealed the UK variant of Covid-19 may be more deadly.

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2. More EU vaccine woes

Efforts to distribute the jab in the European Union have faced another setback after UK drug-maker AstraZeneca warned of supply issues. Vaccinations have already been halted in some parts of Europe due to a cut in deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine. Cases in many European countries are surging. Germany has reached 50,000 Covid deaths and Spain has seen record infections in recent weeks.

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3. Couple in 'only chance' hospital wedding

Elizabeth Kerr and Simon O'Brien were engaged to be married when they were taken to hospital in the same ambulance with Covid-19. As his condition worsened, staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital rallied to arrange a wedding for them - and they were able to marry moments before he was sedated and put on a ventilator. Mrs Kerr said she was told it could be their only chance."Those are words I never, ever want to hear again," she said.

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  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We'll have another update for you this evening. 1. Ministers to consider £500 Covid paymentMinisters wrestling with how to ensure people with coronavirus obey laws to self-isolate are to consider paying £500 to anyone who tests positive. It's among options drawn up for England by the Department of Health to encourage people to stay at home, amid fears the current support leaves some unable to afford the time away from work. However, Treasury sources say funding a universal payment to the tune of £453m a week is unlikely.

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4. Wuhan marks anniversary with triumph and denial

On 23 January last year, the Chinese authorities severed transport links out of Wuhan and confined the city's population to their homes. Wuhan has long since recovered from the world's first outbreak of Covid-19. Its streets are bustling again. A year on, John Sudworth explores how it is now being remembered not as a disaster but as a victory, and with an insistence that the virus came from somewhere - anywhere - else.

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5. Five ways to avoid lockdown back pain

Millions of us are less physically active than we were before Covid-19. For those working from home, days on end can be spent hunched over a laptop without ever leaving the house. A survey of people working remotely, by Opinium for the charity Versus Arthritis, found 81% of respondents were experiencing some back, neck or shoulder pain. Here are some tips that could help.

Coronavirus: Morning update

  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. We'll have another update for you this evening.1. Hotel quarantine expected to be announcedRules for people entering the UK could get tighter later - with the government expected to enforce hotel quarantine in England for some arrivals. Currently, people arriving in the UK must test negative before setting off, and then self-isolate for 10 days on arrival. This can be reduced to five days in England after a second negative test.

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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday. We'll have another update for you on Monday morning. 1. EU and UK to 'reset' relations after NI vaccine rowThe UK and European Union will "reset" relations after Brussels triggered a provision in the Brexit deal to control vaccine exports, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said. Ministers said they are confident that the EU will not block vaccines entering the UK. It comes after Brussels reversed its widely-condemned decision which could have seen checks at the Irish border. © Reuters © BBC 2.

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