Coronavirus immunity could only last six months – casting fresh doubt on ‘immunity passports’

Immunity to coronavirus could only last six months, study finds – casting fresh doubt on ministers’ plans to give survivors ‘immunity passports’ Researchers tested 10 men for four coronaviruses regularly for 35 years Found that they were regularly reinfected after 12 months and antibodies were substantially reduced after six Matt Hancock said ministers are looking … Read more

‘Coronavirus passports’ and quarantine-free travel pacts could be introduced

Virus passports and travel corridors could allow families to travel abroad this summer. A quarantine regime will be introduced on June 8 requiring arrivals to the UK to self-isolate for 14 days. But ministers hope to strike quarantine-free pacts with summer destinations – such as France, Spain and Greece – by August and possibly July. … Read more

Online dating platforms are set to offer ‘digital health passports’ to UK singletons

Online dating giants are set to offer digital health passports to millions of UK singletons to prove they are free of coronavirus. Manchester-based cyber firm VST Enterprises (VSTE), is pioneering technology to safeguard daters when coronavirus restrictions are eased. The company says it has been approached for the digital health passports by several leading dating … Read more

From new passports to airline refunds, we can help: The Holiday Guru answers traveller queries 

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.  This week queries include returning to the UK from Cyprus, getting refunds on travel insurance and renewing passports.   Q. My wife and I travelled to Cyprus in February and we were due to fly home from Paphos on March 18. EasyJet has cancelled ten … Read more

Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ plan is doomed to fail

Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ plan is doomed to fail after only 10 per cent of Italians have developed Covid-19 antibodies, says top health official Head of the civil protection agency Silvio Brusaferro said the ‘target is far off’ But regional governments plan on rolling out antibody blood-testing schemes Italy has registered 575 deaths over the past 24 … Read more

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Catenae Innovation rockets on coronavirus digital passports

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Catenae Innovation rockets on coronavirus digital passports By Giulia Bottaro At Proactive Investors For Published: 12:39 BST, 17 April 2020 | Updated: 13:03 BST, 17 April 2020 Catenae Innovation ended the week with a blast, rocketing 147 per cent to 1p on the announcement it will take part in the development … Read more