Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns

A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different Covid-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation, Reuters reports. Children aged 12-15 in Britain will be vaccinated from next week, while those aged 16-17 … Read more

Covid live news: 90% of young adults in UK likely to have antibodies; China has vaccinated 1bn people

Vaccinations are estimated to have directly averted about 230,800 hospital admissions in England, according to new figures. Some 178,900 admissions have been prevented among those aged 65 years and over, with a further 51,900 among people aged 45 to 64, PA Media reports. The estimates, which have been calculated by Public Health England and Cambridge … Read more

Coronavirus live news: EU pledges 200m more jabs to other countries; France health worker vaccine rule comes into effect

The UK health secretary, Sajid Javid, has said there are “no risk-free decisions” as he defended the government’s “sensible” autumn and winter plan. Asked why the government has not immediately introduced its more restrictive “plan B” amid warnings of a surge in hospitalisations, he told Sky News that although it is “right for the government … Read more

Yemen at war: conflict, chaos and rare joy – in pictures

Over the past four years, photographer Giles Clarke has reported from Yemen for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), documenting the tragedy of a country devastated by war but also the resilience of its people. The photojournalism festival Visa pour l’image is featuring his work at an exhibition in Perpignan, France … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Vladimir Putin self-isolating; new China outbreak grows

Russian president Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin said Tuesday. The announcement came in the Kremlin’s readout of Putin’s phone call with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. Putin has been fully vaccinated with the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V he received his second shot in April. … Read more

Coronavirus live news: UK epidemiologist warns over third wave; Philippines facing ‘learning crisis’, says Unicef

Leading epidemiologist Prof Neil Ferguson has said the UK must boost its immunity by vaccinating more teenagers to stop the risk of “a large autumn and winter wave”. The Imperial College professor told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that there will be some effect of ditching Covid passports in England but that he hopes another … Read more

Coronavirus live news: England to scrap Covid vaccine passport plans; Sri Lanka faces food shortages

Plans for Covid vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds across the UK are to be announced by the government this week, with a mass inoculation programme beginning in schools within two weeks, the Observer has been told. New proposals for a Covid booster programme are also expected to be set out on Tuesday, but it is … Read more

Coronavirus live news: UK records a further 156 deaths; thousands protest in Turkey against Covid measures

11.30pm BST23:30 Brazil reported 14,335 new coronavirus cases and 712 additional Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday. More than 585,000 people have died from the virus in Brazil, with nearly 21 million cases. 11.29pm BST23:29 Mexico recorded 12,511 confirmed coronavirus cases and 675 more deaths from the … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Biden’s vaccine mandate for 100 million workers; Los Angeles requires students to be vaccinated

The latest increase is alarming for Egyptian authorities as schools are scheduled to open their doors for face-to-face classes next week. Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country with 100 million people, has reported 291,585 cases including 16,836 fatalities from the pandemic. However, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher since health authorities … Read more