Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high as Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia see record infections

Tokyo reports 3,177 new cases; South Korea reports 1,896 new cases; Thailand reports 16,533 new cases and Malaysia registers 17,405 new infections

According to the BBC, the UK government has decided that they will allow fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU to enter England without having to quarantine.

Main opposition party Labour described the plan as “reckless”, since travellers from abroad could be bringing new variants to the UK, while it also remained unclear how the vaccine status of people who have been vaccinated in the US would be checked.

Related: UK Covid live news: ministers ‘to lift quarantine for fully vaccinated US and EU arrivals’

Pfizer has raised its forecast for sales of the Covid-19 vaccine that it developed with Germany’s BioNTech to $33.5 billion from the previous figure of $26 billion, the second increase this year as demand for the jab grows.

The company said the raised sales forecast of the vaccine is based on signed deals for 2.1 billion doses this year. The drugmaker’s previous forecast in May of $26 billion was based on deals signed for 1.6 billion doses, Reuters reports.

Pfizer expects $33.5billion sales off its vaccine in 2021. But it's not enough, Pfizer is still battling to keep hold of its 'property', meaning massive shortages across the world. Awful. #PeoplesVaccine #NoCovidMonopolies

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