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Latest coronavirus: top Australian doctor defends opening AstraZeneca jabs for people under 40

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British citizens arrive in Spain will have to present a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination from Friday, the Madrid government said. “British citizen[s] will require a complete vaccination certificate or a negative PCR … [test] to enter Spain ”, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on twitter.

Modeling indicated that Covid-19 vaccines prevented between 6.4 million and 7.9 million infections and between 26,100 and 28,400 deaths as of June 19, according to an official estimate that highlights how vaccination has blunt force pandemic, Public Health England said on Monday.

Moderna and BioNTech / Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines could provide long-lasting immunity, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington. As pharmaceutical companies rush to create booster doses that will protect against new mutations, existing mRNA vaccines have produced “persistent” immunity.

Greece will reward younger people for being vaccinated against Covid-19 while hotel owners will try to get staff to accept a vaccine by offering them paid days off. The government will give people between the ages of 18 and 25 a prepaid card of 150 € when they get their first coronavirus vaccine.

Customers line up outside a Greggs in Newcastle, England © Lee Smith / Reuters

British bakery group Greggs said the recovery in sales has been stronger than expected and there will be a “materially positive” impact on its annual results. The chain, popular for its sausage rolls, said sales in its stores had increased in recent weeks by 3% from 2019 levels.

The Royal Caribbean chief warned that a feud between the governor of Florida and U.S. health officials over restarting the cruise industry had shook consumer confidence to book a vacation. Richard Fain, chief executive and chairman, said the battle over health standards was creating “confusion”.

Rival Carnival has revealed plans to raise up to $ 500 million in a stock sale and will use the proceeds to buy UK listed stocks of the double-rated cruise line. The company, listed on the US and UK stock exchanges, intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to purchase shares “on at least an equivalent basis.”

Serco has reached a deal with the UK government to run Covid-19 testing centers for another year in a contract worth up to £ 322million. The London-listed outsourcing group said it would operate around 20% of test sites in England and Northern Ireland, including drive-thru, walk-in and mobile service centers.



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