January 23, 2021

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Coronavirus live news: another new variant found in South Africa travellers; Canada approves Moderna vaccine

More areas of England moved up into tiers 4 and 3; UK has highest recorded...

More areas of England moved up into tiers 4 and 3; UK has highest recorded daily rise in cases; new variant discovered in travellers from South Africa

9.43pm GMT

Argentina has become the first Latin American country to approve the Russian vaccine, the Sputnik V.

Argentina’s health ministry said on Wednesday that it has given ‘emergency’ authorisation of the Russian vaccine, which is due to arrive on Thursday with 25m doses.

Orgullo y emoción, @Aerolineas_AR rumbo a Moscú para traer al país la vacuna Sputnik V. pic.twitter.com/SpsRMKXldp

9.21pm GMT

In South Africa, the current rate of coronavirus infections is expected to soon surpass the record set during the first wave of the virus earlier this year, the health ministry warned.

Positive cases have increased by 14,046, increasing the total infection number to 954,258. The positivity rate is at 26%, double the average rate of infection seen before December when the virus showed signs of decline.

Today we report, with concern, a cumulative total of 954 258 cases of #COVID19, with 14 046 new
cases identified since the last report at a positivity rate of 26%. pic.twitter.com/uVCn0YfEeO

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