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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to everyone joining our live coverage today of coronavirus and political news from around the world, centred on events in the UK.
One of the top stories this morning is news of a Public Health England student that has found both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are highly effective at protecting people from the strain of the Covid-19 virus first found in India.