November 29, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: UK reports 413 further deaths; White House chief of staff tests positive for Covid

Latest UK figures show 24,957 new cases in 24 hours; Trump aide Mark Meadows has Covid-19; Poland registers record 27,875 new cases

6.41pm GMT

Hospitals in Greater Manchester have decided to suspend non-urgent care amid a surge in coronavirus admissions which threaten to overwhelm local health services.

Non-urgent hospital surgery and appointments will no longer go ahead as scheduled, although emergency care, such as cancer treatment, will continue.

Excl: All Greater Manchester trusts have decided to pause non-urgent and routine care as Covid cases surge https://t.co/yZgQBW2oKa

Staff have worked tirelessly to try to maintain services and deliver the highest quality of healthcare to local people.

Despite these efforts it is now necessary to pause non-urgent work to ensure we are in a position to expand critical care facilities, whilst maintaining cancer and other urgent care, including cardiac services, vascular surgery and transplantation.

5.53pm GMT

As England just starts adjusting to the new lockdown reality, the question of when a Covid vaccine will become publicly available is growing into an ever more pressing one.

Debora Mackenzie talks to an array of health experts and explores how feasible this prospect really is:

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