Latest Sajid Javid News

UK women slam sexism of 'Basic Instinct' slur on lawmaker

Apr. 25, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Women from across British politics called Monday for action to tackle misogyny after a newspaper ran a story accusing the deputy opposition leader of trying to “distract” the prime minister during debates by crossing and uncrossing her legs. The Mail on Sunday...

UK clears 6th COVID shot despite canceling deal for doses

Apr. 14, 2022 05:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have authorized a coronavirus vaccine for adults made by French drugmaker Valneva, despite the government's decision last year to cancel an order for at least 100 million doses. The U.K. is the first country to authorize Valneva’s vaccine, which...

UK maternity scandal review finds 200 avoidable baby deaths

Mar. 30, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A review into a scandal-hit British hospital group concluded Wednesday that persistent failures in maternity care contributed to the avoidable deaths of more than 200 babies over two decades. The review began in 2018 after two families that had lost their babies in...

WHO: COVID-19 cases rise for 2nd straight week, deaths fall

Mar. 23, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases globally increased by 7% in the last week, driven largely by rising infections in the Western Pacific, even as reported deaths from COVID-19 fell, the World Health Organization said. There were more than 12 million new weekly cases...

UK easing COVID-19 testing, monitoring despite case uptick

Mar. 16, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After dropping nearly all coronavirus restrictions last month, Britain is now ending some of its most widespread COVID-19 testing and monitoring programs, a move some scientists fear will complicate efforts to track the virus and detect worrisome new variants. ...

UK to end all COVID-19 travel rules ahead of Easter break

Mar. 14, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government said Monday all remaining coronavirus measures for travelers, including passenger locator forms and the requirement that unvaccinated people be tested for COVID-19 before and after their arrivals, will end Friday to make going on holiday easier for the Easter...