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Coronavirus live news: US grants Regeneron emergency use approval; Victoria eases mask requirements

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for Regeneron

Rishi Sunak, the UK chancellor, has effectively confirmed that this week’s spending review is likely to feature a pay freeze for many public sector workers in England, saying it was “entirely reasonable” to consider pay policy in the context of the Covid-hit economy.

The prospect of a return to the pay freeze that ran from 2010 to 2018 has prompted anger among opposition MPs and unions, with Frances O’Grady, the TUC’s secretary general, calling it “morally obscene and bad economics”.

Related: Sunak set to freeze pay for public sector workers in England

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has hinted that the government will review the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants – which was in place before national restrictions were reintroduced.

He told the BBC’S Andrew Marr: “It’s definitely something that we’re looking at and I think, as I said, one of the things that we’ve been able to do as we’ve learned is get data, see what works and see where we can improve things.

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