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Covid passport trials begin with live comedy night

Covid passport trials begin with live comedy night

Business
Getty ImagesA comedy night in Liverpool will be the first event to pilot the government's Covid passport scheme later this month.Ministers hope the passes will allow the safe return of sports matches, conferences and night clubs in England.They will include whether a person has been vaccinated, any recent negative test, or natural immunity determined by a recent positive test.Downing Street also confirmed countries will be in a risk-based "traffic light" system when foreign holidays resumes.Trials of the Covid passports will begin on 16 April with a show from the Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool and will continue through to mid-May.Other pilot events include the FA Cup semi final and final, the World Snooker Championship, an evening at a nightclub, a mass participation run, a business co...
Navalny: Arrests as latest protests begin in Russia

Navalny: Arrests as latest protests begin in Russia

World
More than 500 people have been detained as rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny begin across Russia, a monitoring group says.In Moscow police have closed metro stations and are restricting movement in the city centre. About 100 people have been detained there, Reuters says.Mr Navalny was jailed on his return to Russia after recovering from an attempt to kill him with a nerve agent.He is accused of not complying with a suspended sentence.Mr Navalny had only just arrived from Berlin, where he spent months recovering from the near-fatal attack.Billionaire claims ownership of 'Putin's Palace'Russian anti-Putin anger spreads: 'We have to protest'Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin criticRussian authorities say he was supposed to report to police regularly because ...
Trials begin of antibody treatment that could prevent COVID-19 in those recently exposed

Trials begin of antibody treatment that could prevent COVID-19 in those recently exposed

Technology
A new antibody treatment is being trialled amid hopes that it could prevent people from developing COVID-19 after being exposed to the disease.The antibody, known as AZD7442, has been developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and is being looked at by the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a new trial called Storm Chaser. UCLH virologist Dr Catherine Houlihan, who is leading the Storm Chaser trial, said: "We know that this antibody combination can neutralise the virus, so we hope to find that giving this treatment via injection can lead to immediate protection against the development of COVID-19 in people who have been exposed - when it would be too late to offer a vaccine."Ten people have been injected as part of the trial so far and UCLH aims to recruit 1,125 ...
Covid: Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica begin mass vaccination

Covid: Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica begin mass vaccination

World
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Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin

Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin

World
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