Coronavirus live: Bulgaria records highest cases since April; India administers billionth jab

Protests over restrictions even as over 4,500 new cases recorded in Bulgaria; India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid vaccine in the country of 1.4bn

In the UK Labour’s shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens – she is MP for Cardiff Central – has been on Sky News, and has been highly critical of the government’s approach to rising Covid numbers in the UK, accusing the health secretary Sajid Javid of an “element of complacency” in his press conference yesterday. She said:

It’s a serious situation we’re in. Rising infection rates, rising hospitalisation rates, and suddenly rising death rates. And what we want to see and have pressed the government to do is to demonstrate their plan for dealing with this ahead of the winter situation.

The NHS is under pressure.

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