March 8, 2021

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Coronavirus: UK should donate vaccines to poorer nations now, says new WTO chief; French cities facing tougher lockdowns

Boris Johnson makes pledge ahead of ‘roadmap’ announcement on Monday; Micheál Martin rules out reopening...

Boris Johnson makes pledge ahead of ‘roadmap’ announcement on Monday; Micheál Martin rules out reopening hospitality sector soon;

11.04pm GMT

Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, will be among a small first group to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Sunday – a step the government says is intended to build public confidence in the safety of the vaccines.

On Sunday the Australian prime minister will receive the Pfizer jab in an initial group that includes several aged care residents, aged care staff, the chief medical officer and the chief nursing and midwifery officer, according to the health minister, Greg Hunt.

Related: Covid-19 vaccinations begin in Australia with Scott Morrison among first group

10.45pm GMT

All adults in the UK will be offered a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of July, Boris Johnson has said ahead of an announcement on how England will begin to ease its third lockdown.

The prime minister is set to unveil the government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown on Monday, having reached its goal of vaccinating 15 million high-risk Britons by mid-February.

“We will now aim to offer a jab to every adult by the end of July, helping us the most vulnerable sooner, and take further steps to ease some of the restrictions in place,” Johnson said in a statement reported by Reuters.

“But there should be no doubt – the route out of lockdown will be cautious and phased, as we all continue to protect ourselves and those around us.”

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