November 30, 2020

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Coronavirus: UK records nearly 3,500 new cases; Oxford University vaccine trials resume – live updates

India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstrators in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developments

6.04pm BST

The Venice Film Festival is wrapping up the first in-person Covid-era international cinema showcase, with critics, filmmakers and actors cheering organisers for having dared to hold the festival amid a pandemic and for demonstrating how to go to the movies again safely.

The festival’s coveted Golden Lion awards were being handed out Saturday night before a masked audience conspicuously lacking in Hollywood star power, given that coronavirus travel restrictions kept all but a few American productions away, the Associated Press reports.

5.23pm BST

Hospitals in England are conducting “major incident” stress tests on wards to check if they are ready for a second wave of Covid-19, as the number of admissions begins to climb.

Coronavirus cases have been doubling roughly every seven days and there are signs the increase is beginning to filter through to hospitals.

Related: NHS hospitals prepare ‘major incident’ exercise as Covid admissions rise

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