Coronavirus live: UK expert calls for ‘strategic’ booster jabs; anti-lockdown clashes in Australia

Posted by on August 21, 2021 8:37 am
Categories: Global Stories

Latest updates: UK government urged to stay alert to winter Covid threat; riot police use pepper spray to break up crowds in Melbourne

1.37pm BST

Today’s strange coronavirus story comes from Italy, where a student has tattooed the QR code for his vaccination status onto his own arm.

Andrea Colonnetta, 22, explained it like this: “I like to be different”.

12.47pm BST

Vietnam has reported another 11,321 Covid-19 infections, its highest daily tally during the pandemic.

Most of the new cases on Saturday were detected in Ho Chi Minh City in the south, and its neighbouring province of Binh Duong, the health ministry said. The record is the second time in as many days that it has risen above its previous highest total.

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