Coronavirus live news: India suffers most daily deaths in a month as global toll passes 890,000

India sees highest deaths in a month; Japanese economy shrinks more than expected; Ash Barty to skip French Open title defence over Covid concerns

The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 3,281 new coronavirus infections and 26 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have reached 241,987 while deaths have increased to 3,916.

A call for nations to resist “vaccine nationalism” from Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust.

Most importantly, fair access to any vaccine must be addressed. No matter where the first vaccines originate, they must initially reach priority groups worldwide, particularly frontline healthcare workers and the most vulnerable. Global cooperation is key to advancing these vaccines and restarting the economy. If large parts of the world remain shut down because of the selfish hoarding of initial supplies by richer nations, we all suffer for it.

Related: Let’s get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to ‘normal’ | Jeremy Farrar

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