Anglo-Swedish drug company AstraZeneca has announced a further shortfall in the amount of its vaccine it can supply to the European Union, blaming export restrictions imposed by some countries. It did not elaborate.

  • Poland registered nearly 21,049 new daily cases on Saturday – the highest number since November
  • Germany reported a rapid rise in infections among schoolchildren, with new Covid variants blamed
  • In France, the number of patients in intensive care units exceeded 4,000 – the highest figure for more than three months. Some patients are being flown across the country to find available beds. The government has not ruled out more regional lockdowns
  • Slovakia and the Czech Republic were hit by government crises over buying non-EU approved vaccines

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