Coronavirus live news: global death toll tops 3m; concerns Indian Covid variant could ‘scupper’ UK roadmap

India has another daily record rise in cases; pandemic made 2020 ‘the year of the quiet ocean’, say scientists

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The global death toll from Covid-19 passed 3 million on Saturday, with the pandemic already having killed more people than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries.

But there have been notable exceptions. The post-first-world-war Spanish Flu wiped out 50 million people, according to some estimates. And over the decades Aids has killed 33 million people.

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The Dubai health authority said it would allow women who are breastfeeding and those planning on conceiving to take the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine, according to the Dubai media office.

In a Twitter post, the media office said this was in line with the latest international studies and guidelines on coronavirus vaccines. It also said the DHA was cutting the time frame of vaccine eligibility for those who have previously contracted Covid-19 to 10 days from three months, provided the case was mild or asymptomatic.

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