German chancellor says new variants are warning to continue to be careful; Brazil records 115,228 new casesJapan’s emperor voices concern about Covid spread during OlympicsNumber of doctors retiring early trebles in England and WalesPandemic probably caused biggest drop in US life expectancy since 1945More than 2m adults in England have had long Covid for over 12 weeksUK coronavirus updates – live 1.15pm BST A nightclub in Sardinia owned by the former Formula One team boss Flavio Briatore has been accused of “epidemic negligence” after an outbreak of Covid-19 there last summer brought the 2020 tourism season on the island to an abrupt halt and was linked to clusters of infections across Italy. Related: Sardinia’s Billionaire nightclub accused of negligence over Covid outbreak 12.55pm BST AFP reports that vaccine sceptics in Russia are rushing to buy fake Covid jab certificates. Here’s its dispatch from Moscow, after the country ordered mandatory vaccinations for service industry workers, after only about a million of its 12 million residents got jabbed in the six months they were available. A host of other Russian regions followed suit.Watching as Russia’s drive to vaccinate its citizens against coronavirus stumbled earlier this year, Sergei had a hunch that authorities would eventually make inoculations mandatory. But the 30-something in the southern Krasnodar region had no plans of getting a jab.So he found a dealer online hawking fake vaccine certificates, sent his personal details over encrypted messenger Telegram and transferred 15,000 rubles ($200/£150). Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/jun/24/coronavirus-live-news-brazil-in-record-daily-cases-rare-side-effect-for-pfizer-and-moderna-vaccines
Author : Mattha Busby (now); Martin Belam and Soofia Tariq, Martin Farrer (earlier)
Publish date : 2021-06-24 12:32:22
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