We’re pausing our live coverage for the time being - thanks for joining us.
If you missed them, here are some of the day’s main developments:
- The number of coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed 13.3 million, while deaths approached the 600,000 mark, data from Johns Hopkins University showed
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN warned of a drop in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccinations during the pandemic
- US pharmaceutical company Moderna said it was entering final testing phase for its coronavirus vaccine
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson committed to "an independent inquiry into what happened" during the coronavirus pandemic sometime "in the future"
- Starbucks and Walmart announced new mask requirements in all US stores amid Covid-19 surges across the country
- Magaluf, a popular resort town on the Spanish island of Majorca, has closed its party strip after images of tourists flouting social distancing angered locals
- Hong Kong brought in strict new measures to counteract a virus surge, including closing all bars
We’ll be back on Thursday to bring you the latest updates from the UK and around the world.
Today's live page writers were Yvette Tan, Krutika Pathi, Marie Jackson, Georgina Rannard, Mary O'Connor, Victoria Lindrea, Vanessa Buschschluter, Ritu Prasad and Josh Nevett. The editors were Anna Jones, Flora Drury and Rob Corp.