The new COVID-19 variants: Everything you need to know

SARS-CoV-2 (aka the novel coronavirus or COVID-19) has caused enough havoc in the world as it is, so news about new variants of the disease was alarming, to say the least. What exactly is the new variant? What has its impact on society been? And most importantly, will the recently developed vaccine protect us from …

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Will the EHIC still be valid after Brexit?

It seems like a lifetime ago that British citizens voted to leave the European Union (EU). A gruelling negotiations period then ensued until Brexit finally occurred, which was immediately followed by another long transition period. With that said, real changes are soon approaching after the transition period ends this year. In this Pacific Prime UK …

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The launch of Pacific Prime UK’s 2019-2020 State of Health Insurance report

Pacific Prime UK is proud to announce the launch of our 2019-2020 edition of the State of Health Insurance report. This year has been characterised by massive COVID-19 related disruptions in various industries, with the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry being no exception. Allow us to walk you through the main trends and challenges …

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Financial matters expat need to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has impacted people all over the world in many different ways. Unsurprisingly, some of the main concerns during these times involve financial matters. As an expat, it is vital for you to evaluate your current situation by asking the right financial questions and thinking about crucial areas. In …

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All you need to know about coronavirus test in the UK

As of Wednesday, 27 May 2020, there were 267,240 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK. With the daily confirmed cases slowly declining, the government has also announced that non-essential shops can open their doors again in England from 15 June. To help get workers back to work in the UK, the development of an accurate …

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 – Kindness

Since news of the latest coronavirus came to light, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on the mental health of people all around the world. According to research conducted by YoungMinds, over half of carers and parents are concerned about how the pandemic will affect their children’s mental health in the long-term. What’s …

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To mask or not to mask? The latest WHO recommendations change course

When we first heard of the pandemic of the COVID-19, we have heard many, often contradicting, advisories on how to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Most of the official recommendations included staying at home if possible, maintaining good personal hygiene, and keeping healthy. However, since the very beginning of the outbreak, there was one …

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Covid-19 outbreak in UK: Safety tips you must know

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is spreading throughout the UK and across the globe. At the time of writing this article, 29,474 cases and 2,352 deaths have been confirmed in the UK. Yesterday, the government vowed to ramp up its testing capacity amid a global shortage of the chemicals needed for testing. Meanwhile, citizens …

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