Coronavirus live news: Bangkok warns outbreak could take two months to control; India reports record new cases

Coronavirus live news: Bangkok warns outbreak could take two months to control; India reports record new cases

Coronavirus live news: Bangkok warns outbreak could take two months to control; India reports record new cases Photo

Australia’s vaccine rollout has suffered a major shock, with an advisory slapped on the AstraZeneca vaccine warning people under 50 it may cause extremely rare but potentially deadly blood clots.

On Thursday evening, the Australian government announced it had accepted expert advice that Pfizer should now be the preferred vaccine for under 50s, who will be warned AstraZeneca should only be taken if it is clear the benefits outweigh the risks, my colleague Paul Karp writes.

More than 10 million people have received a first Covid vaccine shot in France, the country’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has said, adding that target had been reached one week ahead of schedule.

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