Coronavirus live news: Portugal tightens restrictions; Mexico to buy 32m doses of potential Russian vaccine

Portugal limits gatherings to 10 people and imposes drinking curbs; Mexico signs agreement for Sputnik V vaccine; UK records over 2,000 infections for fifth day in a rowCentral Europe faces worse second wave after avoiding worst of firstUK looks to Belgium for Covid inspiration despite infections riseTrump admits playing down virus as total deaths exceed 900,000AstraZeneca chief claims vaccine still possible this year 9.11pm BST Welcome to those of you just joining us – here’s a quick run-through of the headlines you may have missed over the last few hours. 8.52pm BST Greek authorities on the island of Lesbos are racing to find refugees who had tested positive for Covid-19 before a series of devastating fires forced thousands to flee Europe’s biggest migrant camp, Helena Smith reports.Health officials have rushed 19,000 test kits to the north-eastern Aegean island amid fears of a surge in coronavirus cases. Related: Covid-19 fears on Lesbos as thousands of refugees flee huge fires Continue reading...

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