Coronavirus live news: France unlikely to lift lockdown as planned; UK to start vaccinations on Tuesday

Plan to lift French restrictions on 15 December could be delayed as infections no longer falling; Pfizer/BioNTech jab to be administered in UK

8.42pm GMT

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to ensure that priority access for COVID-19 vaccines procured by the U.S. government is given to the American people before assisting other nations, a senior administration official told Reuters.

Trump, who has faced sharp criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, is eager to take credit for the speedy development and distribution of a vaccine.

8.27pm GMT

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Source: theguardian