UK signs up for 90m coronavirus vaccine doses: Live updates

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UK signs up for 90m coronavirus vaccine doses: Live updates

Britain strikes deals to secure potential COVID-19 vaccines from German and French companies as global race intensifies.

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  • British officials say they have signed a deal to buy 90 million doses of experimental coronavirus vaccines being developed by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and others.

  • Several banks in Hong Kong closed branches or curtailed their working hours on Monday after a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases over the weekend.

  • US President Donald Trump has insisted that the coronavirus will be brought “under control” even as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 67,574 new cases and at least 877 more deaths in the country.

  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ventured out of his official residence, Alvorada Palace, on Sunday to speak and greet his supporters even as he recovers from COVID-19.
  • The number of deaths from the coronavirus around the world has surpassed 605,000, with the US the worst-affected country. There are more than 14.4 million confirmed cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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