Coronavirus live news: India’s cases surging as deadly second wave spreads, Iran imposes 10-day lockdown

India records 145,384 new Covid-19 cases and 794 deaths, the highest number of fatalities in more than five months; lockdown ordered in Iran

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UK Covid live: Van-Tam says AstraZeneca vaccine’s risk v benefit is finely balanced for younger people

Latest updates: deputy chief medical officer says benefits for older age groups clear, but adults under 30 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca jab

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Coronavirus live news: EMA denies establishing link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots

Europe’s drug regulator denies finding connection between the AstraZeneca jab and rare blood clotting syndrome despite official’s claims earlier

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Covid live: Saudi Arabia reveals Mecca restrictions; Italy reports almost 300 daily deaths

Only vaccinated people will be allowed to perform umrah; Italy death toll reaches 111,326

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