Coronavirus live news: Australia begins vaccine rollout; Israel says Pfizer jab 96% effective

Posted by on February 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Categories: Global Stories

PM Scott Morrison one of the first to be vaccinated; Ireland’s pubs to stay closed until summer; all UK adults to be offered vaccine by ‘end July’. Follow latest updates

2.34am GMT

Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 7,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country and 832 more fatalities, bringing its total to 2,038,276 infections and 179,797 deaths.

The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count, the health ministry has said.

2.12am GMT

In northern China, there are some concerns and complaints among residents who have been in lockdown for more than 40 days.

China recently experienced its worst outbreaks since the early months of the pandemic. Gaocheng, a district of Shijiazhuang city home to 800,000 people, was one of the worst affected, with more than 880 cases.

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