UK: Covid-19 vaccine uptake tripled among ethnic minorities
21st Apr 2021

UK: Covid-19 vaccine uptake tripled among ethnic minorities

By Hamed Chapman   London, (The Muslim News): The uptake of coronavirus vaccines among all ethnic minority groups has tripled since February, outpacing the national average, according to the Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England “Take-up among people … Continued

UK: Reminder of risks as lockdown further eased
13th Apr 2021

UK: Reminder of risks as lockdown further eased

By Hamed Chapman   London, (The Muslim News): Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday a further easing of lockdown restrictions while cautioning the public to remain wary of the continuing risks of the coronavirus pandemic. “I urge everyone to continue … Continued

Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine protects for 6 months
2nd Apr 2021

Pfizer, BioNTech say vaccine protects for 6 months

By Beyza Binnur Donmez   ANKARA (AA): The US drug maker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced Thursday that their coronavirus vaccine is effective up to six months after the second dose. The pivotal Phase 3 study showed the … Continued

WTO head says COVID-19 poses greatest threat to trade outlook
1st Apr 2021

WTO head says COVID-19 poses greatest threat to trade outlook

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved amid an expansion more rapid than expected in the second half of last year, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday estimating that … Continued

UK: Limited reopening of outdoor Covid restrictions in England
29th Mar 2021

UK: Limited reopening of outdoor Covid restrictions in England

By Hamed Chapman and Ahmed J Versi   London, (The Muslim News): Families and friends are able to reunite from Monday with groups of up to six people or from two households able to meet outside, including in private gardens … Continued

UK marks anniversary of 1st Covid-19 national lockdown
24th Mar 2021

UK marks anniversary of 1st Covid-19 national lockdown

By Karim El-Bar   LONDON (AA): The UK on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the start of the country’s first national lockdown by observing a minute’s silence to remember those who died of COVID-19. Alongside ordinary Brits, MPs and peers … Continued

WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor
23rd Mar 2021

WHO: Vaccine gap grows between rich and poor

By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The gap between vaccines administered in rich countries and those dispensed through the COVAX program is growing and becoming “more grotesque” every day, the World Health Organization chief said Monday, describing this as “self-defeating.” … Continued

EU drug regulator investigating AstraZeneca vaccine
16th Mar 2021

EU drug regulator investigating AstraZeneca vaccine

By Gozde Bayar   ANKARA (AA): The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday said it was continuing an investigation into possible side effects of the novel coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. With several European countries having recently … Continued

UK arrivals not abiding by Covid-19 quarantine rules
25th Feb 2021

UK arrivals not abiding by Covid-19 quarantine rules

By Muhammad Mussa LONDON (AA): Up to 99% of people entering the UK are not following government rules by checking into designated quarantine hotels, an official said Wednesday. Speaking to the Home Affairs Committee, Border Force Director-General Paul Lincoln said … Continued

Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain
25th Feb 2021

Iraq: More than 300 children contract COVID-19 strain

Ali Jawad   BAGHDAD (AA): Iraq’s health minister said Wednesday that hundreds of children have contracted a new variant of the coronavirus. “More than 300 children under the age of 14 years have been infected with the new strain since … Continued

Palestine: Israeli bars entry of COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza Strip
16th Feb 2021

Palestine: Israeli bars entry of COVID-19 vaccines to Gaza Strip

By Salam Abu Sharar   RAMALLAH (AA): Israel has barred the entry of 2,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine sent by the Health Ministry to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila confirmed Monday. Alkaila said the ministry holds … Continued

Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine effective against UK, SA strains
9th Feb 2021

Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine effective against UK, SA strains

(AA & The Muslim News): The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is effective against the South African and British variants of the virus, the companies announced Monday, They cited a study published in the journal Natural Medicine that said the vaccine elicits … Continued

Bangladesh sees 9-month lowest daily Covid-19 deaths
30th Jan 2021

Bangladesh sees 9-month lowest daily Covid-19 deaths

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): Bangladesh on Friday registered seven COVID-19 deaths, the lowest daily fatalities in the pandemic since May 6, with signs of a down trend in overall infections amid the cold weather. The South Asian … Continued

UK: Govt must work with communities in vaccine roll-out, says Starmer
27th Jan 2021

UK: Govt must work with communities in vaccine roll-out, says Starmer

By Hamed Chapman London, (The Muslim News): Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has called on the Government to work “side-by-side with communities” to ensure an equal roll-out of the vaccine. “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities have suffered enormously during … Continued

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines
19th Jan 2021

World faces ‘catastrophic moral failure’ over Covid-19 vaccines

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA): At least 49 higher-income countries have administered over 39 million jabs against COVID-19, but the World Health Organization chief warned Monday the planet is on the “brink of a catastrophic moral failure” in getting vaccines … Continued

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports
16th Jan 2021

WHO committee rules against Covid-19 vaccine passports

By Peter Kenny GENEVA (AA) – The key emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that a lack of data on vaccine safety is a barrier to ensuring a quick and equitable global supply of vaccines and … Continued

UK: Exclusive: Khan urges PM to close places of worship as many mosques voluntarily close
10th Jan 2021

UK: Exclusive: Khan urges PM to close places of worship as many mosques voluntarily close

By Nadine Osman London, (The Muslim News): Places of worship in London should shut immediately due to the risks of Covid-19 infection, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan’s demand was made following the closing of most major mosques … Continued

Indonesia: Muslim body declares Chinese vaccine halal
10th Jan 2021

Indonesia: Muslim body declares Chinese vaccine halal

By Nicky Aulia Widadio JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA): Indonesia’s top Muslim body on Friday declared China’s Sinovac vaccine for COVID-19 halal, or permissible under Islam. In a news conference, Asrorun Niam, the secretary of fatwa (Islamic decree) commission of Indonesian Ulema … Continued

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
30th Dec 2020

UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON (AA) – Britain’s drug regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),  on Wednesday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK, according to an official statement, making it the first nation to do so. Starting today … Continued

Founder of Covid-19 BioNTech vaccine says vaccine will be effective against new mutant virus
22nd Dec 2020

Founder of Covid-19 BioNTech vaccine says vaccine will be effective against new mutant virus

MAINZ, GERMANY, (AA): (DECEMBER 21, 2020) Anadolu Agency interviewed founder of German biotechnology company, BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, on whether their vaccine will be effective against the new variant of Covid-19 first found in Kent, England, on 21 December. He said … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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