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: Brazil records more than 500,000 deaths from Covid; US has given more than 317,100,000 jabs – as it happened

Additional 2,301 fatalities push Brazil across grim milestone; US says 317,117,797 Covid vaccines have been administered

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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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UK Covid live: 60m vaccine booster shots secured for use later this year

Latest updates: Matt Hancock says UK has now secured 60m doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be used for booster shots later this year

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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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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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