Coronavirus live news: proposal for digital EU-wide vaccine passports; Finland enters state of emergency

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Brazil’s health ministry will deliver 140 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines between now and the end of May, lower house speaker Arthur Lira said on Monday, without giving details on where they will come from.

Speaking in an interview with TV Record and later confirming on his Twitter account, Lira also said emergency monthly cash transfers to millions of poor Brazilians of 250 reais ($45) will be made through June.

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British prime minister Boris Johnson said on Monday there was no reason to think that Covid-19 vaccines were ineffective against new variants of the coronavirus.

“We don’t have any reason at the present time to think that our vaccines are ineffective against these new variants of all types,” Johnson told broadcasters.

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