Covid live news: 34 new cases hit Winter Olympics as UK to start vaccinating vulnerable children

Most new infections at winter Games are among new arrivals; NHS will offer vaccinations to vulnerable children between five and 11‘Like sewage and rotting flesh’: Covid’s lasting impact on taste and smellThousands join protest in Canada against Covid vaccine mandatesSchools in England reinstate mask wearing rules as Covid cases soarWill Met inquiry into No 10 lockdown parties ‘neuter’ Gray report?Polling has begun in Portugal in a parliamentary election marred by fears of a low turnout due to record coronavirus infections, Reuters reports.At the University of Lisbon, staff outnumbered mostly elderly voters, with signs on the walls asking people to wear a mask, observe social distancing and to use their own pen.I have huge respect for rank-and-file police officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.For them to do their job, the public have to have trust and confidence in them. But the way the Met has handled this, I think, is undermining that. Continue reading...

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