Coronavirus live news: Ireland to reopen schools; France investigates cruise ship deaths

Ireland extends other restrictions to April to prevent explosion in cases; three passengers died after outbreak on cruise in March 2020

10.50pm GMT

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.

10.27pm GMT

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.

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