UK: Covid-19 Update

Here are some things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Children’s long Covid risk not as bad as feared

The chances of children getting Covid for a long time are lower than feared, experts said after the biggest study into the illness. It found that among the almost 11,000 kids who got sick, only 14% of them were still experiencing severe symptoms 15 weeks after their infections.

2. Scots to need vaccine passports for clubs

People who are 18 or older would have to show proof they have been fully vaccinated under plans to introduce a requirement for people to enter nightclubs and large events.

3. Driver shortage hits beer supplies

The Wetherspoon chain said that some of its pubs had run out of beer due to a shortage of lorry drivers.

4. Deaths in Wales pass 8,000 mark

The Wetherspoon chain said that some of its pubs had run out of beer due to a shortage of lorry drivers.

There have now been over 8,000 deaths in Wales linked to the coronavirus since the outbreak began last year, according to new figures. The ONS figures also showed that 18 people died in Wales last week.

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