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 supplies run low; Denmark to lift some Covid restrictions

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The United Arab Emirates has extended a ban on entry from travellers coming from India to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the foreign ministry in Abu Dhabi has said.

The statement did not specify a date to lift the suspension, which was first announced on 22 April, Reuters reports.

Flights between the two countries will continue to allow the transport of passengers from the UAE to India.

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the UK regulator, has said there is no evidence that drinking alcohol after a Covid vaccine interferes with how it works.

It was responding to social media reports suggesting that people should abstain from drinking for up to two weeks after a vaccine.

There is currently no evidence that drinking alcohol interferes with the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines. We would advise anyone concerned about this to talk to their healthcare professional.

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