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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong fast-tracks approval of Sinovac vaccine; US agents seize 10m fake N95 masks

Hong Kong fast tracks China’s Sinovac vaccine approval; US agents have seized 10m fake 3m-brand N95 masks in recent weeks

11.15am GMT

Guinea is in talks to obtain 400,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and expects to have the doses by the end of February, the health ministry official Mohamed Lamine Yansane said on Thursday.

Sixty doses of the vaccine were previously provided to the west African country on an experimental basis, with president Alpha Conde and some ministers among those vaccinated, Reuters reports.

11.05am GMT

The British state must take a bigger role in supporting businesses and the public just like it did in the aftermath of the second world war, the opposition Labour party leader, Keir Starmer, will set out in a speech on Thursday.

Starmer, who took over as leader of the main opposition to the prime minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party in 2020, will map out his alternative vision for the country’s post-Brexit and post-Covid future.

I believe people are now looking for more from their government – like they were after the second world war.

They’re looking for government to help them through difficult times, to provide security and to build a better future for them and their families.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong fast-tracks approval of Sinovac vaccine; US agents seize 10m fake N95 masks ———