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; WHO calls on Tanzania to act

5.14am GMT

The world’s biggest vaccine maker, India’s Serum Institute, has urged other countries to be “patient” about it supplying anti-coronavirus shots, saying it has been instructed to prioritise its home market, AFP reports.

“Dear countries & governments, as you await Covidshield supplies, I humbly request you to please be patient,” Serum chief Adar Poonawalla tweeted on Sunday.

Dear countries & governments, as you await #COVISHIELD supplies, I humbly request you to please be patient, @SerumInstIndia has been directed to prioritise the huge needs of India and along with that balance the needs of the rest of the world. We are trying our best.

5.04am GMT

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 4,369 to 2,390,928, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Monday.

The reported death toll rose by 62 to 67,903, the tally showed.

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