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Coronavirus live news: Italy to relax restrictions; Latvia offers mass jabs to clear AstraZeneca backlog – as it happened
Italian restrictions to ease in many areas from 26 April; Latvia offers jabs following refusals by many on priority list

Harry Taylor (now); Nicola Slawson, Martin Belam and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

16, Apr, 2021 @11:20 PM

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Scott Morrison was so keen to own a successful vaccine rollout he forgot the downside risk of overseeing a debacle | Katharine Murphy
The prime minister wanted politically friendly GPs and pharmacies in charge so he didn’t have to deal with potentially prickly state premiers

Katharine Murphy

16, Apr, 2021 @9:54 PM

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Ontario gives police sweeping powers as Covid crisis spirals out of control
New measures to enforce stay-at-home order with hospitals ‘bursting at the seams’ but civil liberties campaigners cry foul

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

16, Apr, 2021 @9:49 PM

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What are the new Covid variants and what do they mean for the pandemic?
From Doug to Nelly and Eeek, we look at how mutations are affecting the battle against the virus

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Apr, 2021 @9:34 PM

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Torres Strait faces significant Covid risk from nearby PNG as AstraZeneca vaccine rollout paused
Experts say island residents are paying the price for the Australian government’s poor vaccination planning

Christopher Knaus

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine
US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UK

Peter Beaumont and Peter Walker

16, Apr, 2021 @5:59 PM

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Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab
Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical risk

Alexandra Topping and Nicola Davis

16, Apr, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Covid jabs offered to pregnant women: your questions answered
Pfizer or Moderna jabs to be given after US data confirms that they are safe and effective

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

16, Apr, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Co-op pays executive bonus despite keeping £66m in Covid relief
Controversial move comes amid growing scrutiny over firms paying dividends or bonuses while keeping taxpayer support

Zoe Wood

16, Apr, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Unions demand sharp rise in sick pay for Covid self-isolation
Concern high rate of false positives from lateral flow tests in England could force many out of work

Robert Booth and Richard Adams

16, Apr, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Primary schools in England record steep fall in demand
Covid disruption and Brexit could be behind fall in applications for reception class places, say councils

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Apr, 2021 @4:36 PM

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UK Covid: one in six adults now fully vaccinated against coronavirus – as it happened
8.9 million people have now received both doses, 17% of the adult population

Yohannes Lowe (now) and Rhi Storer (earlier)

16, Apr, 2021 @3:56 PM

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