Coronavirus live news: CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US; New Zealand records 25 new cases

By Helen Sullivan

21:38

Brazilian health minister ill with suspected Covid case

21:19

England’s widening north-south political divide dominates the papers after Boris Johnson’s government imposed tier 3 restrictions on Manchester despite fierce resistance from the city’s mayor, Andy Burnham.

The Guardian reports that Burnham accused the prime minister of playing a “game of poker with people’s lives” after the imposition of the highest level of restrictions on the city and surrounding area:

20:33

Cathay to cut 5,900 jobs

20:26

New Zealand records 25 new coronavirus cases including two in community

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20:20

Chinese vaccines have been given to 60,000 people worldwide

20:11

North Dakota passes 800 cases per million

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18:53

Spain nears 1m cases

18:44

CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US

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