Researchers running the Com-Cov study, launched in February to investigate alternating doses of the first two jabs to be rolled out across the UK, have announced the programme will be extended to include the Moderna and Novavax vaccines.
LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:* Repatriated Australians from virus-ravaged India are settling in at the Howard Springs quarantine facility south of Darwin.* More than 40 people who tested positive pre-flight along with about 30 of their close contacts were barred from returning on QF 112, which had a COVID-safe capacity of 150 seats.
Penrith's faith in their struggling defence two seasons ago is paying dividends, with the team now the hardest to break in almost 60 years.The Panthers will go into Sunday's NRL clash with Gold Coast having let in just 11 tries this year, the same amount the Titans have conceded in the last two games alone.
Mason Mount says he wants to follow in the footsteps of Chelsea legends like Frank Lampard, John Terry and Didier Drogba by winning major trophies at Stamford Bridge. Mount hopes to herald a new era of success for Chelsea when they play Leicester in today’s FA Cup Final at Wembley.
A herd of life-size model elephants will be paraded through central London on Saturday to trumpet the idea that humans and wild animals can share space in this crowded world. The 125 elephants, brought to London by the conservation group Elephant Family, are the work of indigenous people who live alongside real beasts in southern India's Nilgiri Hills. The organisers hope to highlight the need for coexistence with wild animals after lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down human activity and helped some threatened species to recover.
The prime minister has ruled out the rapid expansion of the green travel list dashing European holiday hopes for UK travellers. Boris Johnson said it was doubtful that the list would be expanded “very rapidly” due to the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant. “That’s why it’s such a tiny list of countries and I don’t expect we will be adding to it very rapidly.”
Fulham will be hoping to put disappointment aside and finish the season on a bright note as they head to Southampton for their first Premier League match since their relegation was confirmed. Defeat to Burnley at Craven Cottage on Monday night confirmed Fulham’s fate as they joined Sheffield United and West Brom in dropping into the Championship next season.
West Ham head to Brighton today knowing they must win to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive. The Hammers currently sit sixth in the table, six points behind Chelsea in fourth - but also with a game in hand over Thomas Tuchel’s Blues. Chelsea’s surprise home defeat to Arsenal in midweek has blown the top four race back open, and Liverpool took advantage with a 4-2 win at Manchester United on Thursday to close the gap.
N’Golo Kante is a confirmed starter for Chelsea in today’s FA Cup final, with Mateo Kovacic also fit for the Wembley showdown with Leicester. Thomas Tuchel revealed Kante would be restored to the heart of midfield after being rested against Arsenal midweek to manage and Achilles problem.
North Melbourne have broken through for their first win of the AFL season with a stirring comeback over fellow cellar dwellers Hawthorn in Launceston.The last-placed Kangaroos came from 32 points down on Saturday afternoon to snap a losing streak stretching back to round nine last season.
Chelsea are looking to claim their first silverware of the Thomas Tuchel era as they take on a Leicester side looking to cap a superb season with a trophy in today’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Since replacing Frank Lampard midway through the campaign, Tuchel has transformed the Blues’ season and today’s final is the first of two chances to claim a title, with a Champions League showdown with Manchester City to come. Leicester, meanwhile, have bcome more and more established among the Premier League elite under Brendan Rodgers and have the chance to win their first piece of silverware since their incredible shock Premier League success in 2016.