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Coronavirus live news: 4 million excess deaths in India, study suggests, as official Covid toll ...

Coronavirus live news: 4 million excess deaths in India, study suggests, as official Covid toll ...

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Fauci denies claims over US role in funding controversial Wuhan research in Senate hearing

Border officials are no longer required to make basic Covid checks on arrivals in England from green and amber list countries, according to leaked instructions that prompted claims the government is turning a blind eye to the risk of importing Covid cases.

A change which came into effect yesterday means Border Force officers no longer have to verify whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid test, have booked a test within coming days or have a passenger locator form showing an address where they will isolate if necessary.

US TV host Stephen Colbert kicked off last night’s Late Show with concerning updates on the coronavirus, as cases rose in all 50 states over the last week. The increase is largely due to the more transmissible Delta variant, which “sounds like a frat house that’s a disease vector,” he said. “So … a frat house.”

The surge has led Los Angeles county to reinstate indoor mask requirements regardless of vaccination status. “Typical Los Angeles – even the virus is pitching a sequel.”

An Oxford University paper dubbed by the Daily Mail an “anti-lockdown” plan has emerged as the likely inspiration behind Boris Johnson’s messages declaring “get Covid and live longer”.

The WhatsApp messages revealed by his former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, showed the prime minister was holding out against lockdown measures as cases spiralled in October 2020 and appear to suggest he was unconcerned by the deaths of people in their 80s.

UK suffers worst death toll in months

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