Covid live: Matt Hancock says ‘high degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, but urges caution

UK health secretary says England will not make decision on further unlocking scheduled for 21 June until a week before

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Coronavirus has killed at least 3,371,695 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by news agency AFP.

At least 162,422,800 cases have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

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Taiwan reported 206 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, breaking the previous day’s record high of 180.

The outbreak, which began about three weeks ago among employees of the national airline and a connected quarantine hotel, has now produced about 85% of Taiwan’s total number of locally transmitted cases since the pandemic began.

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