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Coronavirus live: one Covid death every two minutes in Iran, reports say; Italian police warn over fake ‘green passes’

Iranian media reports say one person dying of Covid every two minutes as crisis worsens; fake passes proving vaccination on sale for up to €500

A further 37 people in the UK died within 28 days of testing positive as of Monday, bringing the country’s death toll to 130,357.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been a total of 155,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

In the UK, testing for returning holidaymakers has been described as as “absolute mess” after images of overflowing boxes for completed test kits were posted on social media.

PA Media reports that teaching assistant Gavin Marshall captured an image of a full box for kits supplied by testing firm Randox in the Sutton area of south London. He expressed his anger at being “forced to pay Randox over the odds for a day two PCR test”.

Randox is constantly expanding and improving its Covid-19 testing capacity and associated logistics network, which is already the largest in the United Kingdom, to meet the rapidly growing demand resulting from the loosening of travel restrictions.

Randox continues to increase the number of drop boxes across the United Kingdom, which already totals over 200, and is increasing the frequency of box collections which are already occurring multiple times per day.

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