Coronavirus live news: ‘Highly likely’ BioNTech vaccine works against new variant; Taiwan confirms first local case since April

BioNTech’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain; US could require negative Covid-19 tests for passengers from Britain

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Coronavirus live news: Germany extends partial lockdown as Ukraine reports record daily cases

Ukraine reports record daily case rise; nearly 13,000 daily deaths reported worldwide; Disney to lay off 32,000 workers in first half of 2021

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Coronavirus live news: Russia records worst day for new infections; India passes 9m cases

Russia reports 24,318 new cases on Friday; EU ‘to pay $10bn for vaccines’; India confirms 45,882 new cases to take it past 9m infections

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Coronavirus live news: US confirms 1m cases in a week; Boris Johnson self-isolating

UK PM has no symptoms but has been confirmed as contact of positive case; Global cases rise by 4m in one week; Japan emerges from recession

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Coronavirus live news: Iran death toll exceeds 40,000; warning that Diwali could be ‘super spreader event’

Iran’s death toll increases by 457; senior Delhi health official issues Diwali warning; New Zealand scrambles to trace mystery case; Italy passes 1m cases

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