Coronavirus latest: White House defends plan to hold party for frontline workers

UK residents arriving in Spain must current a unfavorable Covid-19 check or proof of vaccination from Friday onwards, the Madrid authorities mentioned. “British citizen[s] will require a certification of full vaccination or a negative PCR … [test] to enter Spain,” Arancha Gonzalez Laya, overseas minister, said on Twitter.

Modelling indicated that Covid-19 vaccines have prevented between 6.4m and seven.9m infections and between 26,100 and 28,400 deaths by June 19, in keeping with an official estimate that highlights how immunisation has blunted the power of the pandemic, Public Health England mentioned on Monday.

The Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines could present long-lasting immunity, in keeping with a research by researchers at Washington University. While pharma firms race to create booster doses that can defend towards new mutations, current mRNA vaccines produced “persistent” immunity.

Greece will reward youthful individuals for being inoculated towards Covid-19 whereas lodge house owners try to lure workers into accepting a vaccine by providing them paid days off. The authorities will give these between the ages of 18 and 25 a pay as you go card of €150 once they obtain their first coronavirus shot.

Customers queue outdoors a Greggs in Newcastle, England © Lee Smith/Reuters

UK bakery group Greggs mentioned its gross sales restoration had been stronger than anticipated, and that there could be a “materially positive” affect on its full-year earnings. The chain, fashionable for its sausage rolls, mentioned that gross sales in its shops have grown in latest weeks by as a lot as 3 per cent from 2019 ranges.

The head of Royal Caribbean has warned {that a} spat between the governor of Florida and US well being authorities over the cruise trade’s restart has knocked customers’ confidence to ebook holidays. Richard Fain, chief govt and chairman, mentioned the battle over well being requirements created “confusion”.

Rival Carnival revealed plans to boost as much as $500m in a inventory sale and would use the proceeds to buy UK-listed shares of the dual-listed cruise operator. The firm, listed on exchanges within the US and UK, intends to make use of the web proceeds of the providing to purchase shares “on at least an equivalent basis”.

Serco has struck a cope with the UK authorities to run Covid-19 testing centres for an additional yr in a contract price as much as £322m. The London-listed outsourcing group mentioned it could run about 20 per cent of testing websites in England and Northern Ireland, together with drive-through, walk-in and cell centres.