Coronavirus live news: France cases top 10,000 in one day; Victoria records 41 new infections

Cases also rising in England and Scotland as Europe outbreak worsens; seven more deaths in worst-hit Australian state; Oxford University vaccine trials to resume. Follow developments live

12.10am BST

Young people in England – and maybe some older ones – have not universally heeded government warnings about not going out and partying in big groups ahead of the new restrictions on gatherings.

Pictures from Leicester Square in central London showed people in large groups enjoying the city’s nightlife.

Related: Police warn public not to party before Covid rules tighten in England

12.02am BST

Those latest figures from Victoria for the past 24 hours take the state’s death toll to 723 and the national count to 810 since the start of the pandemic.

The state capital, Melbourne, is still under hard lockdown but the restrictions could ease by the end of the month if cases continue to fall. Regional areas of the state are expected to ease its restrictions within days.

Related: Victoria police arrest 14 people at illegal anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne

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