Coronavirus live: Victoria calls for quarantine rethink; Venezuela receives Sputnik V vaccine

Victoria’s Holiday Inn outbreak rises to 16 cases on second day of state lockdown; Iran heading towards a ‘fourth wave’. Follow the latest updates live

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Hello, this is Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok, taking over from my colleague Josh Taylor.

Here is an update from Britain, which will begin giving Covid-19 shots to people aged 65 and over on Monday as it closes in on its target to offer vaccines to 15 million people in priority groups.

The Australian state of New South Wales recorded no new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 for the 28th consecutive day.

There were two cases in hotel quarantine reported, with 16,302 tests to 8pm.

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