Coronavirus live news: New York pleads for more Covid vaccine as global daily deaths pass 17,000 for first time

New York Mayor warns city will fall short of its inoculation goals unless it gets more vaccine; Portugal announces lockdown; UK passes 100,000 deathsCoronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.16am GMT Japan is set to expand its state of emergency in greater Tokyo from today to seven more regions including major cities Osaka and Kyoto and also to tighten border restrictions as cases surge.“We continue to see a serious situation,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, adding the measures were “indispensable”. 3.07am GMT Now for a break from pandemic news: Related: Nice phone: Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom Continue reading...

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