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A year since first lockdown, UK reflects on 'grief and loss' amid tribute to frontline workers
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A year since first lockdown, UK reflects on 'grief and loss' amid tribute to frontline workers

A year to the day since Boris Johnson first put the country under lockdown to slow the fast-spreading coronavirus, Britain paused to remember those who have died after contracting COVID-19 and reflect on a 12-month period that has turned life upside down.

England manager Gareth Southgate says footballers should be offered COVID-19 vaccine soon
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England manager Gareth Southgate says footballers should be offered COVID-19 vaccine soon

Footballers do not fall into the categories vaccinated so far, based on factors such as age and existing medical conditions, but have been travelling for club and international matches since the sport resumed last year.

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK variant, say Oxford researchers
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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK variant, say Oxford researchers

However, AstraZeneca said it is yet to be fully determined whether the vaccine protects against severe disease caused by the highly transmissible coronavirus variant found in South Africa

Captain Tom Moore, UK veteran who raised £33 million for NHS, passes away at 100 after testing COVID-19 positive
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Captain Tom Moore, UK veteran who raised £33 million for NHS, passes away at 100 after testing COVID-19 positive

Moore set out to raise £1,000 for Britain's NHS by walking 100 laps of his backyard. But his quest went viral, receiving donations from across Britain and as far away as the US and Japan

Husband-wife first Indian-origin recipients of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in United Kingdom
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Husband-wife first Indian-origin recipients of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in United Kingdom

Dr Hari Shukla, a race relations campaigner based in Tyne and Wear, had been contacted by the National Health Service (NHS) based on the criteria set for the world's first vaccine to receive regulatory approvals in the UK last week

Boris Johnson self-isolates after contact with MP who later tested positive for COVID-19
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Boris Johnson self-isolates after contact with MP who later tested positive for COVID-19

Under the NHS Test and Trace rules, Johnson's self-isolation should run for 10 days and end on 26 November

London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route
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London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route

Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a biosecure bubble with spectators excluded. It will finish in the traditional place in front of Buckingham Palace.

Post-COVID care: Take it easy on daily chores; try these techniques to manage fatigue, conserve energy
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Post-COVID care: Take it easy on daily chores; try these techniques to manage fatigue, conserve energy

Given what we know about COVID-19 and the immense impact it has on patients’ lives, the road to recovery is expected to be more intense

Premier League: Player names to be replaced by 'Black Lives Matter' when season resumes, say reports
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Premier League: Player names to be replaced by 'Black Lives Matter' when season resumes, say reports

English Premier League players will pay tribute to worldwide anti-racism movements by wearing shirts with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the back during the opening round of fixtures at the season’s restart, British media reported on Thursday.

Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, street artists, muralists pay tribute to frontline workers, healthcare professionals
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Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, street artists, muralists pay tribute to frontline workers, healthcare professionals

Street artists all over the world have ventured out into quiet streets and left behind vibrant, thought-provoking, amusing commentary on the crisis. Many echo the same message as Banksy, that it’s the nurses and front-line healthcare workers that are the real heroes in this coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League club Crystal Palace to cook 900 meals per week for healthcare workers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League club Crystal Palace to cook 900 meals per week for healthcare workers

Palace are working in partnership with City Harvest London, a food surplus redistribution charity

Coronavirus Outbreak: Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium converted into COVID-19 testing centre
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium converted into COVID-19 testing centre

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium has been converted into a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre to assist the National Health Service (NHS) during the new coronavirus outbreak, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Reeling under lockdown in Europe, Indians rely on experience, govt healthcare to stay safe and informed about coronavirus
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Reeling under lockdown in Europe, Indians rely on experience, govt healthcare to stay safe and informed about coronavirus

It is not just the poor alone who are taking time to wrap their head around the long-lasting consequences the coronavirus pandemic can have on the world

Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Leeds United, England defender Norman Hunter passes away after contracting COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Leeds United, England defender Norman Hunter passes away after contracting COVID-19

Hunter made 726 appearances for Leeds in 15 years at the Yorkshire club and earned his nickname for his tough tackling

Coronavirus Outbreak: Harry Potter studio tour buses provide free transport to NHS workers at UK's West Herts Hospitals
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Harry Potter studio tour buses provide free transport to NHS workers at UK's West Herts Hospitals

The Harry Potter buses are now being used to transport key National Health Service (NHS) workers for free between hospitals battling coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Manchester United, Wolves announce support packages to aid NHS fight
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Manchester United, Wolves announce support packages to aid NHS fight

United said it would also accommodate further requests from the NHS for use of the facilities at their stadium Old Trafford, which has been placed on a reserve list as a temporary blood donation centre.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League players' 30 percent pay cuts would harm government-funded NHS, says Professional Footballers' Association
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League players' 30 percent pay cuts would harm government-funded NHS, says Professional Footballers' Association

Taking on the Premier League as a whole, the PFA said the 20 million pounds being given to the NHS by the world's richest football competition was “welcome, but we believe it could be far bigger.”

Ex-players Gary Neville, Joey Barton, Gary Lineker defend Premier League after politicians suggest taking pay cuts
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Ex-players Gary Neville, Joey Barton, Gary Lineker defend Premier League after politicians suggest taking pay cuts

Former Premier League footballers have rushed to the defence of their profession after politicians suggested they should take a pay cut while the game is halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK extends work visas by one year for Indian, foreign doctors
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Coronavirus Outbreak: UK extends work visas by one year for Indian, foreign doctors

In a relief to foreign doctors, including from India, whose visas were set to expire in October this year, the UK government has extended the deadline by one year amid the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Lord's opens facilities for NHS staff battling COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Lord's opens facilities for NHS staff battling COVID-19 pandemic

Custodian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), has decided to provide parking and storage spaces available at the iconic Lord's cricket ground to the National Health Services (NHS) staff battling the COVID-19 pandemic.