Coronavirus - 14 June
14 June 2021
• Single vaccine dose only 33.2% effective in UK
• UAE removes UK from its green list
• Demark begins to lift more restrictions
• South Korea to allow travellers with two doses of vaccine
• UK to postpone lifting lockdown to 17 July
• A headache, sore throat and runny nose are now the most commonly-reported symptoms linked to Covid infection in the UK, according to researchers from the Zoe Covid Symptom study.
• A four-week delay in lifting lockdown measures in England is to be announced, pushing back reopening from 21 June to 19 July. The main impacts will be:
• A number of Indian states have begun lifting restrictions, including Delhi where authorities allowed all shops and malls to open.
• Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa pledged no return to Covid restrictions.
• South Korea will exempt some travellers who have received vaccines overseas from its mandatory two-week quarantine starting 1 July.
• Six more Italian regions are also loosening restrictions from today, with a total of 12 of the country's 21 regions and autonomous provinces now under the lowest level of restrictions - although mask wearing and social distances remain in place, and large gatherings are still banned.
• Denmark is also easing its rules from today, with face masks only required on public transport during rush hour and for standing passengers.
• Russia is introducing some local restrictions including closing food courts and play areas in shopping centres from Thursday.
• Anti-lockdown protesters have been staging a demonstration at Westminster this morning.
• The United Arab Emirates has also removed the UK from its green list of countries.
• All adults in Wales have been offered a vaccine, six weeks ahead of schedule.
• Cardiff's airport was hardest hit by the pandemic in the UK last year according to data by the CAA, seeing an 87% decline in passengers. Next were Glasgow Prestwick - 85.8% passengers - and Exeter with 85.5%.