Coronavirus live news: France to require tests for arrivals; South Africa to pay 2.5 times EU price for vaccine

France introduces mandatory PCR tests for arrivals; Europe to designate ‘dark red’ Covid travel zonesSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for Oxford vaccineJohnson raises fears of England lockdown in continuing into summer
Vaccine acceptance rising across Europe but falling in parts of AsiaFauci describes ‘liberating feeling’ of no longer working under TrumpTokyo Olympics: cancellation rumours 7.52am GMT Minister in the British government are pressing Boris Johnson to close borders, according to a story this morning in the Daily Telegraph.Citing sources, tt reports option of banning all non-British travellers from entering the country was previously rejected by the Prime Minister, “but is back on the agenda” and will be discussed at a high level meeting chaired by him in the coming days. 7.38am GMT France will have to resort to a strict lockdown like those in Ireland and Britain if it fails to rein in the more contagious variants of the coronavirus, a French epidemiologist and government advisor has said.Arnaud Fontanet, a member of the scientific council that advises the government on Covid-19 policy, also said on France Inter radio the country is in a “very tense situation with exhausted hospital staff”. Continue reading…

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Coronavirus live news: France to require tests for arrivals; South Africa to pay 2.5 times EU price for vaccine  
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