The Bank of England said that its revised forecast — it previously estimated that the UK economy would grow by 5 per cent this year — was down to the country's fast vaccine rollout which should enable the economy to reopen quicker than initially thought.
The Olympic Games, which were scheduled to take place in 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic, will kick off on July 23.
This could explain blood clots in some COVID patients and other issues like "COVID feet", which are not classic symptoms of a respiratory illness.
The US is expected to back the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people aged 12 to 15 within a week. Europe's watchdog launched its review on Monday with a decision expected in June.
India confirmed more than 20 million coronavirus infections on Tuesday in an official total believed to be a vast undercount.
Air passenger numbers in the US are at their highest level since the COVID-19 pandemic set in.
Bringing dormant planes out of storage and making them airworthy requires a significant amount of work. Pilots need to keep up their air miles in order to be able to fly, too.
Isabel Díaz Ayuso of the right-wing Popular Party is expected to win Tuesday's regional election in the Spanish capital but she is likely to need the support of Vox to govern.
The health situation remains too "uncertain" for the "most comprehensive gathering of all" to be held in the autumn, Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder said at a press conference.
A relaxation of some of the regulations surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have been introduced in several European countries.