Coronavirus live news: Norway to close borders for all but essential visitors; vaccine shortage in Madrid

Norway to close borders from Friday; Madrid health authorities announce two-week pause after supply issues

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As the two biggest sporting events of last year were moved to summer of 2021, International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, has conceded for the first time that fans may have to miss out on the Tokyo games for safety reasons my colleague, Sean Ingle reports.

While the president is confident that the games will take place, whether or not fans will be able to cheer on their favourite athletes, is yet to be decided.

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Source: theguardian