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 live news: Russia sets new record daily death toll; at least 66 die in Iraq Covid hospital fire

780 deaths is Russia’s highest daily death toll since pandemic began; angry crowd blaming local authorities for negligence

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Coronavirus live news: Thailand confirms record community cases; Pfizer to ask for third dose approval

Thailand reports 9,276 community cases and 72 deaths; Pfizer to ask US regulators to authorise booster dose to combat Delta variant

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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns of risk of second wave in Africa; India cases rise by world record 414,188

UK no-quarantine travel list to be announced; India deaths rise by 3,915; delayed vaccine supplies, a slow rollout and new variants risk new wave in Africa

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Coronavirus live: US expected to announce new travel rules for India; record daily deaths in Turkey – as it happened

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved for use on pregnant women in South Africa

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Coronavirus live news: UK expands trial on mixing vaccines; France stops all flights from Brazil over variant fears

UK study to examine if vaccines can be safely mixed; French PM says P.1 variant is partly to blame for fuelling third wave in France

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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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Coronavirus live news: Covid death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults overweight

Interpol warns fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa are ‘tip of iceberg’; Brazil suffers another day of record Covid deaths; Greece prolongs lockdown to 16 March

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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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