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Steroid dexamethasone reduces deaths among patients with severe COVID-19 - trial shows

Giving low doses of the generic steroid drug dexamethasone to patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 reduced death rates by around a third among those with the most severe cases of infection, trial data showed on Tuesday.

Johnson bows to footballer's pressure to provide summer food fund

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will provide a summer food fund for struggling families in England, bowing to pressure from England forward Marcus Rashford and his campaign to prevent children from going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 600,000 lose work in UK as COVID hits jobs market

福利网站The number of people on British employers' payrolls fell by more than 600,000 in April and May as the coronavirus lockdown hit the labour market, and vacancies plunged by the most on record, data showed on Tuesday.

UK COVID-19 death toll hits 53,077: Reuters tally

福利网站The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll has hit 53,077, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that underline the country's status as one of the worst hit in the world.

UK to merge international development ministry and Foreign Office

Britain will merge the Foreign Office and its international development ministry while retaining a commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on development aid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Dexamethasone trial result most important so far, says English health chief

福利网站England's Chief Medical Officer has hailed a finding that steroid drug dexamethasone can save the lives of those severely ill with COVID-19 as the most important trial result so far, as scientists seek effective treatments for the new disease.

UK records around 64,500 excess deaths during pandemic, ONS official says

About 64,500 more people than usual have died in the United Kingdom during this year's coronavirus pandemic, an expert from the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday.

Cobra Biologics signs AstraZeneca deal to supply COVID-19 vaccine

Cobra Biologics on Tuesday said it had signed a supply agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with a view to a first delivery of the potential vaccine to Britain in September.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine likely to protect for a year - CEO

AstraZeneca's potential coronavirus vaccine is likely to provide protection against contracting COVID-19 for about a year, the company's chief executive told a Belgian radio station on Tuesday.

Britain's The Independent to launch Russian-language edition - RBC

福利网站Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev said he planned to launch an online Russian-language edition of British newspaper The Independent starting this month, Russia's RBC media portal reported on Tuesday.

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