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Coronavirus live news: Biden joins ex-presidents in pledge to get vaccinated in public as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 1.31am GMT Here is the full story on the global death toll passing 1.5m: Related: Covid: 1.5 million dead globall...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 11.31pm GMT How is everyone’s December going? I enjoy walking my...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Phoebe Bridgers, Helen Sullivan


Coronavirus live news: Global death toll passes 1.5m

World passes grim tally with a death reported every nine seconds on average; Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m casesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 8.38pm GMT More than 1.5 million people ha...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports record deaths after close to a thousand Covid-linked fatalities in 24 hours

Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m cases; WHO investigating prospects e-vaccination certificatesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayPublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution networkUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.20pm GMT Chile has extended a state of catastrophe that allows for the control of movemen...
Tags: Europe, Science, Congress, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Italy, Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Sebastián Pinera, Coronavirus


Swedes' support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising Covid deaths

News comes as PM says high schools will switch to distance learning for rest of termCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport for Sweden’s government and public confidence in authorities’ ability to handle the coronavirus crisis are sliding as the country’s anti-lockdown approach continues to be tested by mounting numbers of deaths and new cases.As the national health agency announced 6,485 new infections and 33 more deaths on Thursday, the prime minister, Stefan Löfven...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, World news, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Stefan Lofven, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Iran passes 1m Covid-19 cases; WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel

Iran reports 13,922 new infections to go past 1m cases in total; WHO investigating prospects e-vaccination certificates; Italy to limit travel outside of townsUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolUK coronavirus – latest updates 12.29pm GMT The World Health Organization’s European office is planning a meeting next week with the health ministers of its 53 member states to ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Catalonia, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Valéry Giscard, Catherine Smallwood, Coronavirus, Hans Kluge


Coronavirus live news: Iran passes 1m Covid-19 cases; Italy announces Christmas travel restrictions

Iran reports 13,922 new infections to go past 1m cases in total; Italy to limit travel outside of towns; US suffers highest daily deaths since AprilUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolUK coronavirus – latest updates 11.24am GMT Greece has extended a nationwide lockdown - imposed last month to contain a surge in new coronavirus cases - to 14 December. The lockdown, the c...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Valéry Giscard, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Italy announces Christmas travel restrictions; US records highest daily deaths since April

Italy to limit travel outside of towns; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 10.06am GMT IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, in what Reuters ca...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Finland, Ibm, Reuters, Valéry Giscard, Coronavirus, COVID


Gavin Williamson: UK is 'a much better country than every single one of them'

Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or USCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has claimed the UK was the first country in the world to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine because the country has “much better” scientists than France, Belgium or the US.Williamson said he was not surprised the UK was the first to roll out the immunisation because “we’re a much better c...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, France Belgium, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, US Williamson


Coronavirus live news: US records highest daily deaths since April; Obama, Bush and Clinton offer to get vaccines on TV

French ex-president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died of Covid-related complications; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 8.22am GMT Hi there - this is Archie Bland picking up the global coronavirus liveblog, and beg...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; Obama, Bush and Clinton offer to get vaccines on TV

French ex-president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died of Covid-related complications; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 6.10am GMT CNN reports that former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush an Bill Clintn h...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johns Hopkins University


NSW Covid hotspots: list of Sydney and regional case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateVic hotspots list; full Australian stats interactiveDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have released a list of hotspots where Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days, others must monitor for symptoms. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Coronavirus, NSW Covid


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers conventionUK coronavirus updates - live 8.57pm GMT Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Putin, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Orleans, Who, Harry


UK coronavirus live: Johnson confirms it will take months until most of vulnerable group are vaccinated

Latest updates: PM says rollout will take time after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekDon’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonHow do I get the vaccine in the UK?British exceptionalism ‘undermined pandemic preparedness’Coronavirus global updates - live 6.19pm GMT At his press conference Boris Johnson repeatedly claimed that mass testing - or community testing, as the gover...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after vaccine approved for use

Latest updates: PM holds press conference after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to ease up on the restrictions now. 5.23pm GMT Q: When will ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson, Downing Street, Keir Starmer


Coronavirus live news: deaths in the Americas rise nearly 30% in November; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 5.10pm GMT Morocco hopes to launch an ambitious vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by the end of...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Microbiology, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says vaccines won't prevent short-term surge; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

Health body says there won’t be enough doses to prevent new wave in cases in next six months; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 4.22pm GMT Covid-19 deaths in the Americas have increased nearly 30% in November compared to the end ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, Americas, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


France will carry out border checks to stop skiers from spreading Covid

Coronavirus clusters in Alpine resorts played key role in early spread of virus in EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance will carry out random border checks over the holiday season targeting French skiers on their way to and from foreign resorts – particularly Switzerland and Spain – where slopes stay open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, has said.“The goal is to avoid French citizens getting contaminated. That will be done by performing random checks at the b...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Switzerland, Skiing Holidays, Alpine, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Putin orders start of mass vaccinations; Germany inches towards tougher lockdown

Russian president says programme should start next week; German states heading for stricter measures; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UKBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 2.48pm GMT Pfizer’s Portuguese unit said the pharmaceutical company would be able to distribute its Covid-19 va...
Tags: Europe, Science, Putin, Germany, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pfizer, Jens Spahn


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock says batch testing for first 800,000 doses of vaccine completed

Latest updates: health secretary says the NHS will start vaccinating from ‘early next week’UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 3.01pm GMT Politicians are lining up to say they would be willing to be filmed having the coronavirus vaccine to show people that it’s safe. In ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Piers Morgan, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs


Coronavirus live news: Poland exceeds 1m cases; Germany inches towards tougher lockdown

Poland grapples with shortage of doctors; German states heading for stricter measures; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UKBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 12.04pm GMT People living in areas with Covid-19 spread should wear masks in shops, workplaces and schools if ventilation is n...
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Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says Interpol

Agency warns police forces to prepare for criminal gangs to try to sell illicit vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInterpol has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies around the world warning them that organised crime networks may try to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines or steal real .The global police coordination agency, based in France, said on Wednesday it had issued an orange alert to police forces in its 194 member states warning them to prepare for o...
Tags: Health, Science, France, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Interpol, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.48am GMT International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 87% year-on-year in October, official data show, after authorities imposed new ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Pfizer


UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for rollout next week

‘Historic moment’ allows mass immunisation, with 800,000 doses expected to be available next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin next week for those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare produc...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for use in UK to be rolled out next week

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with first doses to arrive in coming daysHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk next week.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regu...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK to get vaccine from next week; England enters tier system after lockdown

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in NovemberJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am GMT No actual virus is needed to create an mRNA vaccine. This means the rate at which it can be produced is dramatically accelerated. As a result, m...
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Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine wins licence for use in the UK

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with vaccine to target those most at riskHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Aut...
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Coronavirus live news: England enters tier system after lockdown as US hospitalisations surge

New tier system replaces lockdown; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in November; India reports under 50,000 cases for 25th straight dayJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiers US hospitals fill with 100,000 Covid-19 cases CDC panel recommends giving vaccines to healthcare workers firstSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.06am GMT The efforts of eight people who have continued working on heritage, community and arts projects during the Covid crisis have bee...
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RoboDoc: how India’s robots are taking on Covid patient care

The pandemic has spurred on robotics companies building machines to perform tasks in hospitals and other industriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStanding just 5ft tall, Mitra navigates around the hospital wards, guided by facial recognition technology and with a chest-mounted tablet that allows patients and their loved ones to see each other.Developed in recent years by the Bengaluru startup Invento Robotics, Mitra costs around $13,600 (£10,000) and – due to the red...
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