Coronavirus live news: Indonesian doctors ill despite Sinovac shots; Tokyo to lift emergency before Olympics

350 Indonesian doctors have Covid despite being vaccinated; Japan to lift Tokyo’s virus emergency on 20 June; CureVac fails in pivotal trial

2.32pm BST

Health officials in Africa have called for an urgent acceleration in the supply of vaccines to the continent to curb a wave of Covid-19 infections and the evolution of new, potentially dangerous variants.

Related: WHO official urges faster supply of Covid vaccines to Africa as cases surge

2.17pm BST

The UK’s medicine regulator has extended the emergency use approval (EUA) for Innova’s lateral flow Covid-19 tests, saying it was satisfied with a review of the tests after its US counterpart issued a warning about them.

Innova’s tests have been approved for asymptomatic testing as part of England’s test and trace system. Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged the public to stop using the test, warning its performance had not been adequately established.

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