Single Covid vaccine dose in Israel ‘less effective than we hoped’

Surge in infections dampens optimism over country’s advanced immunisation programme Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Israel’s coronavirus tsar has warned that a single dose of the … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year

Twenty-five of Sydney’s 35 local government areas were downgraded from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ zones on Monday night. Follow latest updates Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; … Read More

Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates live NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspots Follow the … Read More

First fruits of vaccine rollout ‘should be seen in weeks’

Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groups Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Analysts are involved in an urgent … Read More

Coronavirus live: struggle to quash Sydney cluster with six new cases; Brazil’s fifth day of more than 1,000 deaths

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination program Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people For all our coronavirus coverage 1.35am GMT Greg Hunt, the Australian health minister, is nudging … Read More

UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter

All foreign arrivals will also have to quarantine in toughening of measures in response to new strains Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has announced … Read More