Coronavirus live news: WHO monitoring new Mu variant; France rolls out booster jabs for over-65s and vulnerable

Mu has been designated a ‘variant of interest’ and has mutations suggesting it could be more resistant to vaccines; nationwide booster campaign to begin in French care homes on 12 September

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Coronavirus blog as it happened: surge testing to begin in east London after variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine

Saturday’s news on Covid developments around the world

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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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Coronavirus live news: Brazil sets new grim record with 1,910 deaths in 24 hours; Greece extends lockdown

Brazil suffers another day of record Covid losses; Greece prolongs lockdown to 16 March

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Coronavirus live news: Germany may use Russian and Chinese vaccines; Pfizer pledge for 75m extra doses to EU

Debate around other vaccines highlights depth of vaccine crisis in Germany; Pfizer/BioNTech to ramp up production

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UK Covid live: cases hit new record high in seventh day over 50,000 ahead of PM lockdown address to nation

Latest updates: Boris Johnson to make TV address this evening; UK records 58,784 further cases and 407 deaths

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Coronavirus live news: Latin America and Caribbean exceed 2m cases as Brazil’s death toll passes 50,000

Iran reports more than 100 deaths for third day in a row; UK death toll rises by 43; Chile deaths rise to more than 7,000; six on Trump campaign test positive ahead of rally

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