– UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that all adults in the country will be offered a first dose of a vaccine by the end of July as an attempt to accelerate their vaccination program, one in three adults has already had at least one vaccine dose, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said

– Serbia has a shipment of 150000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca University vaccine, making it the first Western Balkans country to receive the sting

– Truck drivers returning to France from the UK no longer need to take a test if they have been in the country for less than 48 hours, UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps


– Police in Amsterdam forcibly removed anti-lockdown protesters from the city’s Museum Square on Sunday after refusing to leave due to a ban on public gatherings

– Ireland’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin has ruled out reopening his hospitality business until at least midsummer as the infection rate remains too high “Any relaxation of restrictions must be slow and careful as new varieties of the disease loom,” he added

– Greece has another 1 in the last 24 hours424 new cases reported, while the death toll rose by 23, bringing the nationwide death toll to 6 since the pandemic began272 increased

– Malta will start vaccinating teachers and other school staff next week after putting them on the vaccination list last month after a two-day strike in which it refused to hold online courses

– Schools will reopen in 10 states on Monday, despite concerns about a spike in the country’s infection rate, which many fear may mark the start of a third wave of the virus

– Germany’s new cases are in the last 24 hours at 7676, while deaths also rose 145, bringing the nationwide number to 67841 increased

– British Health Secretary Matt Hancock believes Britain is getting to grips with an outbreak of the variant first discovered in South Africa and suppressing other strains. “The latest data shows that there are about a dozen new [variants], so a lot much smaller number, and every time we find a new one we absolutely clamp it tight, “he said,

Two-thirds of 65 to 69 year olds now had their first stab The government wants everyone over 50 and those with underlying health conditions to be safe by age 15 The goal is to have every adult by the 31st of April The first dose is offered in July, but the order of priority has yet to be determined

With infection rates falling rapidly, pressure is mounting to reopen the economy and society in England sooner (Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have some delegated powers to set their own schedules) Johnson meets with senior ministers on Sunday to set a “road map” for easing restrictions to be announced on Monday

The first step is expected to reopen all schools in England on Aug. Some school principals and academics want a gradual return to the classroom, but the idea has lost momentum as Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer also supported the government’s plan for a faster restart on Sunday

German health officials are concerned about the direction of the country’s seven-day R-number, also known as the reproductive rate

After weeks below one, it hit 107 on Saturday evening, a worrying trend according to Germany’s Center for Disease Control The Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

This could indicate that the more contagious virus variants are in the country, despite the lockdown that began on Jan. March ends, spread faster, and RKI President Lothar Wieler urged people to hold out with restrictions

“We may be at a turning point again – the downward trend of the last few weeks does not seem to continue,” said Wieler. “It is quite simple that we have to follow these measures that we know and that we will hold out for a certain period of time need “

However, schools in most federal states will reopen on Monday after weeks of closings, leading to discussions about whether school staff should be placed on the priority list for coronavirus vaccination

Serbia has received its first shipment of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca This makes Serbia the first country in the Western Balkans region to receive recordings of the sting

An airplane with 150000 cans of the sting arrived at Belgrade Airport from Turkey on Sunday, another 150000 are expected in 12 weeks, said the country’s president Aleksander Vucic

Vucic said the price of the vaccine was “very good as both AstraZeneca and Oxford gave up their profits”

“This vaccine was developed by a young team at Oxford University, which included young people from Serbia,” added British Ambassador Sian MacLeod when welcoming the broadcast at the airport

More than 10 percent of the Serbian population have already been vaccinated with at least one dose. Citizens currently have the choice between Pfizer-BioNTech, China’s Sinopharm or Russia’s Sputnik V

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