Coronavirus live news: no sign of infection slowing across Americas; UK records 110 new deaths

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Covid-19 is showing no signs of “slowing down” in the Americas, according to the Pan American Health Organization director, amid surges in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

During a virtual briefing from the organisation’s Washington base on Tuesday, Carissa Etienne also said some central American nations were seeing their highest weekly increase of cases since the pandemic began.

5.24pm BST

The Nobel prize banquet has been cancelled for the first time in over 50 years over fears about the spread of coronavirus.

Winners for 2020 will be announced this year, but the banquet – which is held on December 10 in Stockholm and normally draws around 1,300 guests – will not go ahead, Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has reported.

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