Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report

Countries with high levels of overweight people, such as the UK and the US, have the highest death rates from Covid-19, a landmark report reveals, prompting calls for governments to … Read More

Spanish princesses vaccinated for Covid while visiting ex-king in exile

Spain’s royal family is facing further criticism after it emerged that the former king Juan Carlos’s daughters were vaccinated against Covid-19 last month while visiting their father in his self-imposed … Read More

Coronavirus live news: 168m children worldwide have missed school for a year; Brazil reports record deaths

12.43am GMT 00:43 Dolly Parton gets vaccinated with Moderna jab she helped fund Dolly Parton has been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine that she helped to fund. The country music … Read More

Myanmar: police fire stun grenades at protesters in Yangon – video

Clashes between police and protesters in Myanmar are continuing despite a crackdown by the authorities. Officers were filmed using stun grenades and water cannon on demonstrators in Yangon and Kale. … Read More

Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid won’t be over this year; France and Germany fight AstraZeneca concerns

The revelation comes after the former President urged his followers to get vaccinated for the virus during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, … Read More

Spain may allow in Covid-vaccinated UK tourists if no EU pass agreed

Spain will consider a “green corridor” for vaccinated British tourists if there is no EU agreement on vaccination passports, the country’s tourism minister has said, as the European commission prepared … Read More

Belgium considers U-turn on Oxford Covid vaccine for over-55s

People over the age of 55 in Belgium could be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, as the government seeks to “reset” its heavily criticised vaccination programme. Belgium joined Germany, France, … Read More