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Police in France were preparing for more protests against vaccine passports on Saturday, with officers taking up positions along Paris’s Champs-Elysees to guard against any invasion of the “world’s most beautiful avenue” by protesters.

According to a wire report from the Associated Press, about 3,000 police were being deployed around the French capital for a third Saturday of protests against a virus bill requiring a pass in most places as of 9 August.

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Vietnam is to extend its lockdown on the south of the country for another two weeks as coronavirus cases soar.

The government said in an announcement today that strict movement restrictions in 19 cities and provinces would remain in place for another two weeks starting from Monday, reports Reuters.

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