Coronavirus live news: former French president dies of Covid complications; global deaths near 1.5m

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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; Lilly to supply 650,000 more doses of bamlanivimab to US government; Spain caps parties at 10 people * Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94 * Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says Interpol * Rural US hospitals ravaged by surge in cases * US braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays * Dozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers convention 11.35pmGMT The former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died from complications linked to Covid-19, his foundation said on Wednesday. Giscard, who was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems. He recovered but was re-admitted in mid-November. Related: Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies from Covid-related complications 11.29pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan ▶ Full story on
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