April 21, 2021

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Latest updates: police and gendarmes to crack down on illegal parties; some English schools delay return as UK records highest death toll since April

9.18pm GMT

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said a doctor used his influence to have his family members cut in line for early coronavirus vaccines, despite the first doses being reserved for front-line health-care workers.

López Obrador said the doctor used “influences to get the scarce vaccines, and called it “immoral.”

A family that was not on the list to be vaccinated arrived and using influence, got vaccinated,” López Obrador said, noting they included “a doctor, his wife and I think one or two of his daughters.”

9.01pm GMT

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