Coronavirus live: India approves AstraZeneca vaccine; Irish health officials warn virus is ‘absolutely rampant’ – latest updates

Coronavirus live: India approves AstraZeneca vaccine; Irish health officials warn virus is ‘absolutely rampant’ – latest updates

January 2, 2021

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A judicial investigation has been opened to identify and prosecute the organisers of an underground party that drew at least 2,500 people in western France, despite a curfew amid the pandemic.

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Israel has given vaccinations against Covid-19 to more than 1 million people, the highest rate in the world.

It has a rate of 11.55 vaccination doses per 100 people, followed by Bahrain at 3.49 and the UK at 1.47, according to Our World in Data, a global tracking website affiliated with Oxford University that measures the number of people who have received a first dose of the Covid vaccine.

How fast are different countries vaccinating their population against COVID?

Israel: 11.6%
UK: 1.5%
US: 0.9%
Germany: 0.2%
World: 0.13%

→ Data for more countries you find in our COVID vaccine dataset here:https://t.co/3imP7PqURn pic.twitter.com/Lc3KEGHh4q

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