Coronavirus live news: Portugal reports record daily deaths; Londoners urged to follow rules to avoid tougher restrictions

Portugal registers highest daily deaths since pandemic start; London police blame rule breakers for high case numbers; Switzerland imposes 7pm curfew

8.55pm GMT

There were no cases of severe allergic reactions to Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate during clinical trials, a Pfizer executive said at a regulatory conference.
A late-stage trial testing the potential vaccine excluded participants who had a prior history of severe allergic reactions to any vaccine or to the constituents of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, said Dr William Gruber, Pfizer’s senior vice president of vaccine clinical research and development.

We’ve not had any anaphylactic episodes related to the vaccine,” Gruber said during a panel meeting of independent advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

8.47pm GMT

The Level 3 coronavirus restrictions placed on the city of Edinburgh in Scotland have not been suspended by a judge, who decided the Scottish Government had a right to consider factors other than data.
Lord Ericht passed a judicial review on the motion from KLR & RCR International Ltd & Others after hospitality businesses in the city warned of the further impact the measures could have.

At a remote hearing on Friday, Dean of Faculty Roddy Dunlop QC, on behalf of the petitioners, told the judge the Level 3 decision made for Edinburgh by Scottish Government ministers was “flawed” and did not reflect Public Health Scotland advice or case figures.

I have been provided with information and affidavits about the devastating effect on the businesses of the petitioners and the consequences for their survival if they have to operate on Level 3 rather than Level 2 restrictions over the festive period.”

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Source: theguardian