Coronavirus live news: WHO says poorer countries not getting vaccines; Denmark to restrict all travel

WHO urges rich countries to stop making bilateral deals with manufacturers; Denmark to restrict entry from all countries after todayPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsIran bans importation of UK and US vaccines Which countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Arizona becomes Covid hotspot of the world 7.49pm GMT All NHS health and social care staff will be offered a Covid vaccine as an “immediate” and “critical” priority amid growing anxiety from frontline workers and concerns over absence rates.In an announcement today, NHS England said hospitals would play the lead role in vaccinating millions of staff and that most should have been inoculated by early February. Related: NHS staff in England to be offered Covid vaccine in next few weeks 7.37pm GMT The election campaign launch by Portugal’s far-right presidential candidate, Andre Ventura, got off to a shaky start on Friday when reporters walked out on his joint news conference with visiting French counterpart Marine Le Pen due to a lack of social distancing, Reuters reports.Invited to a small, windowless conference room in a hotel basement in Lisbon, most of the several dozen reporters decided to leave over fears of coronavirus contagion, just as Portugal reported record daily infections and deaths. Continue reading...

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