UK coronavirus LIVE: Covid vaccine trial for Pfizer and Oxford mix as cases and deaths ‘past peak’ of second wave

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new trial testing a combination of different Covid vaccines for first and second doses has been launched in the UK.

The study will initially look at mixing the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, as well as different intervals between shots. England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said that combining vaccines could boost people’s immune response “giving even higher antibody levels that last longer”.

However, he urged the public to continue following the rules to avoid plunging the NHS “back into trouble extraordinarily fast”.

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Good morning and welcome to today’s live coronavirus coverage

We begin with a look at some of our top stories from yesterday evening and overnight, starting with the latest UK figures:

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