Covid live news: France suspends unvaccinated health workers; China has vaccinated 1bn people

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Thousands of unvaccinated French health workers suspended without pay; more than 70% of China’s population now fully vaccinated

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11.27am BST

Nearly nine in 10 young adults in the UK are now likely to have Covid-19 antibodies, new figures suggest.

The estimates, which are for people aged 16 to 24, range from 86.9% in Wales to 88.7% in England and Scotland, with 87.2% in Northern Ireland, PA news reports.

In more recent weeks our estimates suggest those aged 25 to 64 years have similar or slightly higher antibody levels than those aged 65 years and over.

This is line with vaccinations for many of those in younger age groups occurring more recently.

10.57am BST

More than 1 billion people in China – 71% of the world’s most populous country – have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, official figures showed on Thursday.

“As of 1September 15, 2.16bn vaccine doses have been administered nationwide,” said Mi Feng, spokesman for the national health commission, at a press conference.

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