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Pope Francis condemns ‘virus of individualism’; outgoing chief of UK taskforce says population should be protected…

Travel industry says England’s ‘green list’ too cautious

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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns of risk of new wave in Africa; UK no-quarantine travel list to be announced

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Australia news live: Gladys Berejiklian ‘very pleased’ with state’s handling of Covid outbreak; national cabinet to discuss India repatriation

Scott Morrison is expected to announce the restart of Australian repatriation flights from India. Follow latest…

Coronavirus live: all over-50s in France eligible for vaccine from Monday; AZ jab to be available to all German adults

All over-50s in France can get jab from Monday; Germany attempting to shift AstraZeneca surplus; India…

Two Pfizer Covid vaccine doses give over 95% protection, shows Israel study

First research of its kind shows power of vaccines to stem pandemic, cutting hospitalisation, death and…

Ministers urged to reveal details of £2bn Covid deals with private health firms

Contracts to increase capacity handed to 17 companies, some of whom had donated to Conservatives Coronavirus…

Coronavirus live news: India passes 20m cases; Nepal calls for urgent AstraZeneca doses as cases surge

India records 357,229 new daily cases; IPL cricket tournament postponed; Nepal appeals for AstraZeneca doses as…

Starmer downplays expectations ahead of elections as poll suggests Tories set for Hartlepool win – politics live

Latest updates: poll ahead of crucial byelection follows attempts by Labour to attack Tories over lobbying…

Pub and restaurant bosses lose legal fight over England Covid closures

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