Coronavirus live news: Germany sets daily case record, WHO says young people may not get vaccine until 2022

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10.07am BST

Scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses.

The university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and have an approved device available six months afterwards.

9.59am BST

The UK government will impose tougher Covid-19 restrictions on London from midnight on Friday.

The British capital is currently at the “medium” alert level and will be moved to “high”, meaning household mixing indoors will be banned and public transport use discouraged, but businesses will remain open.

BREAKING – No household mixing indoors anywhere in London from midnight on Friday. People are discouraged from using public transport. Schools, universities and places of worship remain open. All businesses and venues can continue to operate. https://t.co/YT5jQ78WK7

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: Germany sets daily case record, WHO says young people may not get vaccine until 2022