Quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales not caused by virus itself, govt statistics show

Follow RT on In roughly a quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales, people actually died ‘with’ the coronavirus rather than ‘from’ it, new weekly data from the government reveals. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 400 coronavirus-linked deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending April 2. […]

UK starts rollout of Moderna Covid-19 jab ahead of schedule, with 5,000 doses distributed to vaccination centres in Wales

Follow RT on The Covid vaccine developed by Moderna has become the third jab to be rolled out in the UK, with inoculations starting in Wales on Wednesday. Britain faces an acute shortage of shots as India and the EU tighten export controls. The first Moderna jabs will be administered at the West Wales General […]

Welsh first minister warns English not to holiday in Wales over Easter as Cardiff relaxes Covid-19 restrictions before London

Follow RT on Wales’ first minister has warned holiday lettings companies not to accept bookings from people in England over the Easter break as Cardiff makes early moves to ease the national lockdown. Speaking on Friday, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said the reopening of self-contained holiday accommodation in the country from March 27 must […]

‘Completely defiant’ minority have no regard for Covid-19 rules, police say, as almost 70,000 fines issued in England and Wales

Follow RT on A total of 68,952 fixed penalty notices have been handed out by police officers in England and Wales since Covid-19 laws came into effect last year, with more than 10,000 given in London alone. Data compiled by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) on penalties from March 27, 2020, when the Covid-19 […]

Death rates from alcohol reach new high in England and Wales in the first 9 months of 2020, new figures show

Follow RT on More people have died in England and Wales from drinking alcohol during the first three quarters of 2020 than at any other time in the past two decades, according to records kept by the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). In a new report released on Tuesday, the ONS found that alcohol […]

Bomb disposal team deployed to AstraZeneca partner plant in Wales over suspicious package

Follow RT on A bomb disposal unit was called in to a Covid-19 vaccine production and storage plant in Wrexham, Wales after a suspicious package was found earlier. Wockhardt UK is a production partner to AstraZeneca. The company partially evacuated the site and temporarily suspended vaccine production during the security operation, but said it would still […]

UK health experts ‘extremely concerned’ about Covid vaccine rollout in Wales as first minister defends holding back supplies

Follow RT on A British trade union of medical professionals has questioned the Welsh government’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout strategy after the country’s first minister defended his decision to hold back jabs to stretch the supply. On Monday, The British Medical Association (BMA), the registered trade union for doctors in the UK, warned that the inoculation […]

Covid-19 deaths fall for 2nd week in a row even as new ‘highly contagious’ virus strain rampant across UK

Follow RT on The Office for National Statistics has announced that coronavirus related deaths fell for the second week in a row, as many parts of the UK, including London, find themselves plunged into a new tier four lockdown. Falling Covid-19-related deaths across England and Wales represent a rare piece of positive news as Britain […]