Coronavirus live news: Ireland to reopen schools; France investigates cruise ship deaths
- EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions
- Ireland to start reopening schools as it extends other restrictions
- Boris Johnson ‘very optimistic’ all England restrictions will end in June
- China did ‘little’ to hunt for origins in early months, says WHO document
- Nigeria survey suggests 23% of Lagos residents had Covid last year
San Marino on Tuesday received a first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines, government officials said, allowing the tiny state landlocked inside Italy to start its immunisation campaign.
First inoculations are expected to begin as soon as this week on a voluntary basis with priority given to health workers and people over the age of 75.
Israel will impose a night-time curfew for three nights from Thursday evening to curb the spread of the coronavirus during the Jewish holiday of Purim, the government said.
The curfew, from 8:30pm to 5am daily, will be in force from Thursday night until Sunday morning, a joint statement from the prime minister’s office and the health ministry said.