Coronavirus live news: US death toll nears 500,000; England roadmap out of lockdown revealed

Fauci says Americans may still be wearing masks in 2022; UK speeds up vaccination plan; Vaccine giant says told to prioritise India

9.09am GMT

A World Bank report has recommended Israel consider buying Covid vaccines for Palestinians living in territories it occupies or donating surplus doses from its own supply.

The report warned there was an “uncontrolled” spread of the virus in the occupied Palestinian territories.

9.07am GMT

The US stood on the brink of 500,000 Covid-related deaths on Monday, while the vaccination rollout picked up pace globally including with the first shots in Australia.

The catastrophic US toll comes as some signs of hope are emerging in the world’s hardest-hit country, with millions of people now vaccinated and winter’s massive spike in infections dropping.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: US death toll nears 500,000; England roadmap out of lockdown revealed