Coronavirus live news: WHO says it is 'too early' to dismiss AstraZeneca vaccine; France death toll rises by 458

WHO says it is ‘too early’ to dismiss AstraZeneca vaccine; France death toll rises by 458

8.34pm GMT

ITV’s Paul Brand has said all passengers coming into the UK will have to be tested for Covid on the second and eighth day after they arrive.

So to be clear:

1. ALL arrivals must have a negative Covid test within past 72 hours taken abroad. They must also test for Covid here on days 2 and 8 of their self-isolation.

2. Those coming from red zone countries do the above but quarantine in hotels which they cannot leave.

8.19pm GMT

A stay-at-home order for Toronto will be extended by another fortnight, according to Reuters.

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province said the rules would also apply to suburbs nearby. “We can’t return to normal – not yet, not while our hospitals could still be overwhelmed,” said premier Doug Ford. “But we can transition out of the province-wide shutdown.”

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Source: theguardian