Coronavirus news live: African Union to buy 110m Moderna vaccines, NZ to set vaccine mandates for 40% of workforce

AU vaccine deal arranged in part by the White House; New Zealand will announce sweeping vaccine mandates for workers in cafes, bars, hairdressers and gyms

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China reported 35 new domestic cases on Monday, as authorities continue to battle an outbreak of the Delta variant primarily centred around Inner Mongolia but which has spread to at least 11 provinces.

China is one of the few remaining countries still pursuing a Zero Covid strategy, and has again responded to the latest outbreak with travel restrictions, stay-inside orders and other measures.

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