Coronavirus map LIVE: Huge crowds gather as China shows off vaccine – major breakthrough | UK | News (Reports)


The vaccines produced by Chinese companies Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm. were put on display at a trade fair in Beijing this week. Crowds gathered around stalls showing off the potential jabs.

The companies hope the vaccines will be approved after phase 3 trials which could take place as early as the end of the year.

A Sinovac spokesperson said the company has already “completed the construction of a vaccine factory” to produce 300 million doses a year.

It comes as more than 27.19 coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide.

The global death toll stands at 888,326, according to a Reuters tally.


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Matt Hancock has warned of a new nationwide lockdown after a surge in cases (Image: GETTY/SKY)

2.40pm update: Four more coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England

A further four people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total to 29,611, NHS England has said.

2.15pm update: Wales confirms 133 further cases

The number of coronavirus cases in Wales has risen by 133 to 18,514, Public Health Wales has said.

The death toll remains at 1,597.

12.55pm update: Scotland at ‘key moment’ in fight against coronavirus

Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland is at a “key moment” in the battle against coronavirus amid spiking cases.

Speaking at her daily coronavirus briefing, the First Minister said: “We have a very definite trend at the moment.

“In some ways it shouldn’t surprise us, in recent weeks we have opened up most of our economy.

“But as we have released ourselves from lockdown we have also released the virus from lockdown.”

12.20pm update: Scotland reports 146 new coronavirus cases

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Scotland has recorded 146 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall total since the start of the outbreak to 21,543.

The death toll remains at 2,496.

11.35am update: 300 urged to self-isolate after charity football match

Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match have been asked to self-isolate for two weeks after 28 people who attended the event tested positive for coronavirus.

The match was held at Burnside Working Men’s Club, in Fencehouses, County Durham on August 30.

The location is close to the border with Wearside, so Durham County Council has been working with counterparts at Sunderland City Council, as well as Public Health England, to manage the response.

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Scotland has recorded 146 new coronavirus cases (Image: PA)

10.50am update: Thirty pupils self-isolating after student tests positive for coronavirus

Thirty pupils in Year 7 at Ysgol Bro Edern in Cardiff have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

Head teacher Iwan Pritchard said: “Following the confirmation that a pupil at the school has tested positive for Covid-19 we acted as quickly as possible, in conjunction with Public Health Wales, to contact all pupils within the pupil’s class bubble.

“As a precaution, additional cleaning, on top of the daily cleansing regime we have in place, has also been completed.

“Due to the procedures we have in place, restricting contact between different classes and logging seating plans of all lessons, we have been able to limit the numbers of pupils needing to self-isolate and there is no need for parents or pupils that have not been contacted to self-isolate or be unduly concerned.

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10.15am update: Philippines records lowest daily increase of cases in 8 weeks

The Philippines has reported 1,383 new coronavirus infections – its lowest daily jump in nearly eight weeks.

The further cases bring the overall total to 238,727.

The country’s death toll has risen by 15 to 3,890.

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The Philippines has reported 1,383 new coronavirus infections – its lowest daily jump in nearly eight weeks (Image: GETTY)

9.55am update: Indonesia’s cases rise by 2,880

Indonesia has confirmed 2,880 new coronavirus cases and 105 further deaths.

The country has reported a total of 196,989 infections since the start of the pandemic and the death toll stands at 8,130.

9.20am update: Hancock admits daily rise in cases is ‘concerning’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told LBC: “The rise in the number of cases we have seen in the last few days is concerning.

“It is concerning because we have seen a rise in cases in France, in Spain, in some other countries across Europe – nobody wants to see a second wave here.

“It just reinforces the point that people must follow the social distancing rules, they are so important.”

When asked if people were not following the rules he added: “We certainly see cases where they are not, and then we take action.”

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Russia has recorded 5,185 new coronavirus cases (Image: GETTY)

8.45am update: Russia reports 5,185 new cases

Russia has recorded 5,185 new coronavirus cases, pushing its total since the beginning of the outbreak to 1,030,690, the fourth largest in the world.

The death toll has increased by 51 to 17,871.

8.20am update: India’s coronavirus cases overtake Brazil

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India has overtaken Brazil to become the country with the second highest number of coronavirus cases after the US which has the most.

The country has recorded 90,082 new infections, taking its total to 4.2 million.

India’s death toll stands at 71,642.

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UK coronavirus map as of September 6 (Image: EXPRESS)

7.50am update: Labour demands answers from Hancock after cases surge

Labour has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to explain how cases of coroanvirus will be reduced after nearly 3,000 new infections were reported on Sunday.

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth called for Mr Hancock to appear before Parliament on Monday following the spike.

He said on Sunday: “Today’s increase in coronavirus cases is deeply concerning and a stark reminder that there is no room for complacency in tackling the spread of the virus.

“This increase, combined with the ongoing testing fiasco where ill people are told to drive for miles for tests, and the poor performance of the contact tracing system, needs an explanation from ministers.

“Matt Hancock must come to the House of Commons to set out what is being done to get testing back on track and bring case numbers down.”

7.25am update: Five teachers test positive for coronavirus at school

Five members of teaching staff at a school in Suffolk have tested positive for coronavirus, with the academy closed on Monday on the advice of Public Health England.

Two other members of staff at the Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill are waiting for their test results.

The school said in a statement that the closure was a “precautionary measure” and it hoped to reopen on Tuesday.


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