Tui will offer coronavirus tests for a fraction of standard prices to 'make travel a possibility' once restrictions are lifted on May 17. The UK's largest holiday company said its cheapest package - made up of a lateral flow test and PCR test - will be available for just £20. The tests will be requirements for people returning to or visiting England from green list destinations under the Government's traffic light system for international travel from May 17. Passengers from green list countries - expected to include Malta, Jamaica and Portugal - must get a lateral flow or PCR test no more than 72 hours before flying into the UK. They must also get a PCR test once they have landed. The Government is set to provide free rapid Covid test kits to those travelling abroad so they can avoid the hassle of finding one before they returned, Whitehall sources claimed. But arrivals would still have to pay at least £50 each for the gold-standard PCR test on landing. The package from … [Read more...] about Tui will offer £20 Covid tests for holidaymakers travelling to green list destinations this summer
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"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
Ashok Jain (name changed) tested positive for COVID-19 on April 30. When his oxygen levels fell dangerously low, his family sent him to a small hospital in Indore, in the west-central state of Madhya Pradesh. On May 2, he called up his son-in-law and breathed his last words: "Please get me out of here, otherwise I'll die." Jain died the next day. Prajakta (name changed), a relative of Jain's, blames a lack of investment in health care as a key reason why she believes India won't be able to contain rising deaths from COVID-19 anytime soon. "India has historically underinvested in its health care system, which has ultimately led to the collapse of the system today," Prajakta told DW. He claimed that some hospitals admit patients while knowing full well they lack the facilities to treat COVID patients. Unfortunately, Jain's story is not unique. The Indian government has come under severe criticism for its handling of the pandemic, and for not being able to control the spread … [Read more...] about COVID: How can India keep the virus from spreading further?
ASHLEY Cain's sister Alissia says her baby niece Azaylia is "listening to them from heaven". Alissia has revealed she believes the "crazy moments" in the sky recently are a sign from her niece after her tragic death following a battle with leukaemia. "She's lighting up the sky for us tonight," she wrote on Instagram. And as the sky faded back to blue she added: "And just like that it's gone. "She came to us just at the right time. "There's so many of these crazy moments happening to us recently. "I speak to her every day and when things like this happen you can't deny that she's listening. "I love you baby." Yesterday, Ashley admitted that he "finds peace" from the sky following his daughter Azaylia's death, The 30-year-old star took to his Instagram page yesterday evening to share a circled screengrab from a video that he had posted earlier this morning . The devastated dad was shocked to see baby Azaylia's image above him in the clouds, with his … [Read more...] about Ashley Cain’s sister says baby Azaylia is ‘listening to them from heaven’ as she spots baby’s face in the clouds
The UK has reported another 13 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,613 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, according to government data. The figures compared with 27 deaths and 2,144 cases announced on Wednesday , while 22 fatalities and 2,445 infections were revealed last Thursday . Since the pandemic started, there have been 4,428,553 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, and 127,583 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 . Meanwhile, another 139,097 people had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, taking the total to 34,934,171. Also, 404,226 had their second jab on Wednesday, meaning 16,291,719 are now fully vaccinated in the UK. Advertisement It comes as new figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed the take-up of first dose COVID jabs among over-50s in England . Due to the progress of the coronavirus vaccination programme, it can be assumed that a substantial … [Read more...] about COVID-19: UK reports 13 more coronavirus deaths and 2,613 new cases – as 16m now fully vaccinated