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Australian production of non-protein Covid-19 vaccine may take an extra year, minister says

Industry minister says, depending on type of vaccine approved, ‘significant work’ may be required before productionIt could take up to a year for Australian biotech company CSL to develop the capability to make a Covid-19 vaccine if a non-protein-based version proves safe and effective, the country’s industry minister has said.Karen Andrews said CSL would be able to immediately start making a protein-based vaccine, but “significant work” would be required if it was another type based on mRNA, or...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, CSL, Karen Andrews, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: cases surge in Europe; Melbourne delays easing of restrictions

France, Italy, Austria and Greece report record increases in Covid-19 cases; Melbourne cluster grows. Follow the latest updates liveUS coronavirus cases surge in final days before electionHow Australia is tracking where Covid cases come fromCoronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 1.22am BST New South Wales has recorded no new locally-acquired cases for the third consecutive day. It recorded seven cases in hotel quara...
Tags: Health, Europe, Greece, Australia, France, UK News, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, BST Andrews, France Italy Austria


Coronavirus live news: cases surge in Europe; easing of restrictions in Victoria in doubt

France, Italy, Austria and Greece report record increases in Covid-19 cases; Melbourne cluster grows. Follow the latest updates liveUS coronavirus cases surge in final days before electionHow Australia is tracking where Covid cases come fromCoronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 12.23am BST In the United Kingdom, a senior conservative MP has called for Baroness Harding, the Tory peer who leads the UK government’s te...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Greece, Australia, France, UK News, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Italy, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Canberra


Colombia due to surpass 1m cases; arrests made at London anti-lockdown protest – as it happened

This blog is closed – further coverage can be found herePolish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 11.56pm BST We’ll be closing down this blog shortly, as the Sydney team get a new one up and running. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with tips and suggestions for coverage.In the meantime, here’s a qu...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Andrzej Duda, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, Observer the University and College Union UCU


Coronavirus live news: UK records 174 deaths; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 5.21pm BST Jason Rodrigues with the latest from the anti-lockdown protest at Westminster BridgeProtesters sat down on Westminster Bridge now pic.twitter.com/0ZlSHbBRsy 5.12pm BST New coronavirus measures have been announced in Brussels. From 26 October,...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Brussels, Andrzej Duda, Westminster Bridge, Jason Rodrigues, Coronavirus, Westminster BridgeProtesters


Coronavirus live news: anti-lockdown protesters march in central London; Colombia due to surpass 1m cases

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for Covid-19UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 3.03pm BST Colombia is set to surpass 1 million infections on Saturday, becoming the eighth country globally to do so. As scientists around the world race to find a coronavirus inoculation, Colombia says it is ready to distribute any vaccine which proves ef...
Tags: Science, London, Qatar, World news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Andrzej Duda, Reuters, Augusto Pinochet, Pinochet, South American, Coronavirus, COVID, Gerardo Burgos


Coronavirus live news: expert warns NHS will struggle to cope; Bulgaria shuts nightclubs as cases surge

UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USHow London’s top restaurants are skewering the Covid rulesWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 12.10pm BST Spanish regions have urged the central government to take measures that would give them legal backing to impose curfews as coronavirus cases rise.As of Saturday, 10 of Spain’s 17 regions, including Valencia, Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha and the...
Tags: UK, Science, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, NHS, Bulgaria, Reuters, Coronavirus, USHow London, Valencia Asturias Castilla La Mancha


Neil Ferguson: easing Covid rules for Christmas is 'political judgment'

The scientist whose modelling influenced the UK-wide lockdown says family meetups ‘risk some transmission’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist whose modelling led to the original UK lockdown has said it would be a political judgment whether restrictions on households mixing should be relaxed over Christmas.Prof Neil Ferguson said policymakers would have to balance the benefits of allowing family members from different households to mix indoors against the pot...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire goes into tier 3 restrictions, Polish president tests positive

UK could be urged to keep windows open in effort to curb Covid-19Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USHow London’s top restaurants are skewering the Covid rulesWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 8.19am BST In the UK, Sheffield city region mayor Dan Jarvis has said he will not hesitate to seek additional government support for South Yorkshire after the region entered the strictest Tier 3 coronavirus controls. Jarvis said a 41 million funding packag...
Tags: UK, Science, London, World news, Infectious Diseases, South Yorkshire, Jarvis, Dan Jarvis, Coronavirus, USHow London, UK Sheffield city


Daniel Andrews says Victorian easing of coronavirus restrictions in doubt as cluster worsens

Victoria records seven new Covid-19 cases, four in Preston, with five in NSW and four in WAFollow today’s coronavirus live blogQueensland investigates Covid-19 strain on cargo ship after New Zealand alertHope for further significant easing of coronavirus restrictions in Victoria on Sunday are in doubt as an outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs grows.Victoria recorded seven new cases on Saturday, six linked to known outbreaks, prompting the government to order all staff and students from two ...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Preston, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire goes into tier 3 restrictions, Victoria cluster worsens in Australia

Tory MP Ben Bradley agrees with tweet saying free school meals money goes to ‘crack den and brothel’; EU fights second wave. Follow updates 7.31am BST The Conservative MP Ben Bradley has been accused of “stigmatisation of working-class families” over a tweet that labelled the free school meals programme as “20 cash direct to a crack den and a brothel”.Bradley replied to the post, which was by another user. The MP wrote: “That’s what FSM vouchers in the summer effectively did ...”A Conservati...
Tags: England, Science, Australia, Eu, Conservative, World news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Bradley, Ben Bradley, Coronavirus, Liverpool City Region Greater Manchester


Queensland investigates Covid-19 strain on cargo ship after New Zealand alert

MV Sofrana Surville barred from docking after officials in New Zealand said crew members on departing cargo ship might have new strainQueensland health officials are working to determine the strain of Covid-19 infecting the crew of a cargo ship anchored off the Australian state’s Sunshine Coast.The MV Sofrana Surville was blocked from docking in Brisbane after New Zealand warned it could be carrying a new strain of the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New Zealand, Brisbane, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Vaccine trial restarts as cluster worsens in Victoria, Australia

Dr Fauci says White House task force meeting less despite rising infection rates; WHO warns of ‘exponential’ rise in cases. Follow updates 12.31am BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, will provide his daily update at 11.30am AEDT today.It’s the last update before tomorrow’s expected announcement of the further easing of restrictions in the state. 12.29am BST Australia’s ABC has reported the principal of the child who attended the East Preston Islamic College in Melbourne while infe...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, White House, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Victoria Australia, Fauci, Coronavirus, East Preston Islamic College


Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
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Coronavirus live news: Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins; Spanish PM says cases closer to 3m

Pedro Sanchez stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdownUK coronavirus updates – live 6.11pm BST Wales has officially gone into lockdown as of 6pm (GMT)...
Tags: Science, Wales, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Paris, Italy, Dublin, Pedro Sanchez, Coronavirus, BelgiumCzech, AP HP


Coronavirus live news: Spanish PM says cases closer to 3m; Italy records nearly 20,000 new cases

Pedro Sanchez stops short of curfew; Italy’s new daily tally 3,000 higher than previous 24-hour toll; Belgium limits social contactsHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdownUK coronavirus updates – live 5.04pm BST The world is now at a critical juncture in the Covid-19 pandem...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, World Health Organization, Dublin, Campania, Lombardy, Pedro Sanchez, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, BelgiumCzech


UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon sets out Scotland's new lockdown levels; tier 3 for Nottingham 'next week'

Five levels unveiled for Scotland; report says Nottingham to enter tier 3 next Wednesday; Warrington ‘agrees to tier3’Sturgeon sets out five lockdown levels for Scotland Second Covid wave hitting economic recovery, data showsOne in 10 UK workers asked to work by bosses during furloughTesting sewage for Covid could detect outbreaks early, scientists sayGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.22pm BST A number of local councils in England have announced they will be providing low-income children w...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Nottingham, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Sturgeon, Warrington, Fulham council, Rashford, Hackney Council


Coronavirus live news: Spanish PM says cases closer to 3m; Belgium limits social contacts

Pedro Sanchez stops short of curfew; Belgium bans fans from sports matches; remdesivir approved by FDA for USSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusBiden mauls Trump’s record on coronavirus in final presidential debateAustralia: ankle bracelet option for travellers instead of hotel quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live 1.14pm BST Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has said the true number of cases in the countr...
Tags: Science, Germany, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Fda, Pfizer, Trump, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Pedro Sanchez, CureVac, Tuebingen


UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon sets out Scotland's new lockdown levels; Warrington to enter tier 3

Five-level lockdown unveiled for Scotland; England death rate rises for first time since April, figures show; Warrington reaches deal with governmentOne in 10 UK workers asked to work by bosses during furloughTesting sewage for Covid could detect outbreaks early, scientists sayPM admits failings as England’s contact-tracing system hits new lowGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25pm BST The spread of Covid-19 in the UK is continuing to rise, with data suggesti...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Office For National Statistics, Warrington, Imperial College London, Oxfordshire


Czech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rules

Roman Prymula photographed leaving Prague restaurant that appeared to be illicitly openCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Czech Republic’s health minister is set to lose his job after visiting a Prague restaurant in what appeared to be a breach of emergency coronavirus regulations he had put forward in an effort to win the country’s increasingly desperate battle against coronavirus.Roman Prymula, an epidemiologist and the main architect of the Czech regulations, was ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Czech Republic, Prague, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Coronavirus, Roman Prymula


UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon sets out Scotland's new lockdown tiers; Warrington agrees to enter tier 3

Latest updates: England death rate rises for first time since April, ONS figures show; Warrington council reaches deal with governmentOne in 10 UK workers asked to work by bosses during furloughTesting sewage for Covid could detect outbreaks early, scientists sayPM admits failings as England’s contact-tracing system hits new lowGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.24pm BST Sturgeon says this strategic framework for managing and living with the virus is being p...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Warrington, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Wash your mask daily: the ultimate guide to face coverings

Experts explain the best way to wash masks, how to handle them – and how to prevent ‘maskne’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe hook them on to our faces, laugh, sneeze and sputter into them, then crumple them into our bags or pockets only to retrieve them and do it all again. Yet despite official advice that we should be wearing a fresh face covering each time we enter an enclosed public space, a YouGov poll revealed many people are going several wears between washes ...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish regions demand curfew after national government fails to make decision

Valencia and Castilla and Leon ask for night-time restrictions; remdesivir approved by FDA for US; France extends curfewSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusBiden mauls Trump’s record on coronavirus in final presidential debateAustralia: ankle bracelet option for travellers instead of hotel quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live 11.17am BST The Spanish regions of Castilla and Leon and Valencia were clamouring on F...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, Fda, Valencia, Leon, Trump, Castilla, Coronavirus


‘It’s like they’re waiting for us to die’: why Covid-19 is battering Black Chicagoans

Most of the city’s deaths are hyper-concentrated in majority-Black neighborhoods, ‘a reflection of structural racism’Phillip Thomas, a Black, 48-year-old Chicagoan, was a “great guy” according to his sister Angela McMiller. He was loved by his family and well-liked by his co-workers at Walmart, where he had worked for nine years.“I didn’t know about how many friends he had until he passed away,” said Angela. Thomas, who was diabetic, died from Covid-19 this past March. Continue reading...
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One in 10 UK workers asked to work by bosses during furlough

Criminal gangs have syphoned off nearly £2bn in taxpayer funds, say auditorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly one in 10 workers whose wages were covered by the UK government have said their bosses asked them to work during furlough, which was against the rules of the scheme.Criminal gangs have syphoned off nearly £2bn in taxpayer funds allocated to help businesses and furloughed workers, according to a report. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Employment, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


Coronavirus live news: remdesivir approved as Covid treatment by US FDA; France sees record new cases

Antiviral treatment is first to treat coronavirus approved by FDA; France extends curfew; Study finds between 130,000 and 210,000 US deaths could have been avoided. Follow the latestSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.23am BST The Trump administration’s botched response to the pandemic has led to between 130,000 and 210,000 preventable deaths, according to a new from a team of...
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Coronavirus live news: France curfew extended as country sees record 41,622 new cases; curfew imposed in Greece

Further 38 départements have curfew measures imposed on them in France, as record case numbers reported; movement banned from 12.30am to 5am in locations with high infection rates in Greece; Italy cases break records for second day in a rowSurge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in SpainBelgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixUK coronavirus – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.25pm BST Morocco...
Tags: Science, Greece, France, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Italy, Casablanca, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray


Coronavirus live news: France extends night-time curfew to cover 46 million people; new cases record in Italy

Further 38 departments have curfew measures imposed on them in France; Italy breaks cases record for second day in a row; Portugal imposes partial lockdown on three northern municipalities Belgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixSpain is first western European country to pass 1m casesUK coronavirus – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST The French prime minister Jean Castex has announced that Covid-...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Coronavirus, BST Italy, Jean Castex, Castex


'Covid parties' could become the norm, immunology expert says

Suggestion prompts warning that long-term effects of virus are not yet knownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParties in which young people try to catch Covid-19 to gain immunity could become the norm if the virus is not eradicated, a Cambridge professor has suggested, prompting others to caution that the long-term effects of infection are not yet known.Paul Lehner, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Cambridge, told a briefing held by the Science ...
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Coronavirus live news: partial lockdown for three areas in northern Portugal; 'serious' rise in German cases

Around 161,000 residents in Felgueiras, Lousada and Pacos de Ferreira under partial lockdown; German daily cases rise by 11,287; France follows Spain in passing 1m infections Belgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirusNumber of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to sixSpain is first western European country to pass 1m casesUK coronavirus – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.23pm BST In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party on Thursday has promised free ...
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