Coronavirus live news: European countries seeing public resistance to AstraZeneca vaccine

Italy, Austria and Bulgaria report no-shows for appointments as France, Germany and Sweden also register public resistance

8.33pm GMT

Africa’s coronavirus death toll has now passed the 100,000 mark, as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals in the continent.

So far, the region has reported 3,818,608 cases and 100,003 deaths, according to a Reuters tally.

8.28pm GMT

Nearly one in five people aged 80 and over in London were yet to have their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the start of this week, new figures suggest.

An estimated 81.2% of those aged 80 and over in the UK capital had received their first jab up to 14 February, according to provisional figures from NHS England.

We are continuing to reach out to eligible groups, working with local authorities, care homes, faith and community groups and others to encourage uptake of the safe, effective vaccines which will help save lives.

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Source: theguardian