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Three-quarters of over-80s have had Covid vaccine as UK gives out more jabs in three days than France in total (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 13:10:28

BRITAIN has given out more Covid jabs in three days than France during the entire pandemic with three-quarters of over-80s protected. Matt Hancock today revealed more than five million Brits have rece...

Italian Job stunt driver Remy Julienne dies of Covid-19 aged 90 (source — ) 23/01/2021 18:30:46

Remy Julienne, who worked on more than 1,400 films and TV ads has died of Covid-19 in Montargis, France aged 90, his family has confirmed.

Invest in UK industry to drive switch to electric cars, says Labour (source — www.theguardian.com) 23/01/2021 01:30:07

Party also says sector needs Covid crisis support similar to that in France and GermanyThe Labour party has called for the government to invest billions of pounds in the UK car industry to help it rec...

Coronavirus live news: France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 22:58:49

France registers a further 23,292 new confirmed cases and 649 more deaths; Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse; AstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery ...

Global report: Germany's Covid death toll exceeds 50,000 (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 18:14:50

Germany hits grim milestone, France may need third lockdown and Belgium and Ireland say it is too early to ease restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany has pass...

Global report: Germany's Covid death toll goes past 50,000 (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 18:14:50

Germany reaches grim milestone, France may need third national lockdown and Belgium and Ireland warn it’s too early to ease restrictionsGermany has passed 50,000 Covid deaths, France was told it may s...

Teacher says she doesn’t want to go back to school even after getting her Covid vaccine (source — metro.co.uk) 22/01/2021 17:17:32

Francesca Alvarez says she is worried she could still pass Covid onto others, even if the vaccine protects her from a serious infection

'Irresponsible' UK 'gap year' skiers quarantining in France after 16 catch Covid (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 22/01/2021 16:46:54

The group have been branded "irresponsible" by villagers in the tiny commune of Vallorcine, in the Chamonix Valley, after they escaped the UK's lockdown to go on a 10-week ski course

France coronavirus: British 'gap-year students' are quarantined at ski resort (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 22/01/2021 14:33:11

The group had tested negative for Covid before leaving the UK but 16 tested positive on arrival in the town of Vallorcine, near Mont Blanc, and are now being kept in isolation at their resort (picture...

France unlikely to re-open ski slopes to tourists for February half term (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 22/01/2021 14:21:16

France is unlikely to re-open its ski slopes for February half term due to ongoing concerns of rising cases of coronavirus in the country

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