Daily updates on the coronavirus and its impact on health, business and travel around the world.
A Brazilian senate inquiry recommends criminal charges against the president
The report will be sent to Brazil's prosecutor-general. Also: England's test and trace system comes in for heavy criticism, and Hollywood actress Charlize Theron calls on nations to start sharing jabs
US imposes new travel rules
Washington says foreign nationals must be vaccinated to enter the country. Also, the Chinese city of Lanzhou, home to four million people, goes into lockdown. And Russia reaches a new record for daily deaths.
China restricts entry to the capital, Beijing, as outbreaks are recorded in the north of the country
People arriving from districts with even one Covid case won't be able to access the city. Also: Germany's health minister wants state of emergency to end, and Pakistan records lowest number of Covid deaths in nearly a year.
Coronavirus cases in eastern Europe surpass 20 million
One of the worst affected countries is Romania. Doctors there say hospitals are at breaking point. Also: cheaper tests are introduced for travellers returning to England, and in China the Wuhan marathon is postponed.
US officials say the Pfizer vaccine looks effective for children
The FDA says the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks. Also: Vietnam opens up to tourists again, and South Korea achieves a key vaccination goal.
The WHO says 100,000 health workers have died
Head of WHO criticises countries that control vaccines. Also: England continues with Covid strategy despite 50,000 new cases and Thailand prepares to welcome tourists again.