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Coronavirus live news: Belgium warns of ‘serious delays’ to vaccine rollout; Switzerland to allow outdoor gatherings from March | World news

Zimbabwe began Covid-19 vaccinations last week after receiving a donation of 200,000 doses from Sinopharm. The government initially aims to inoculate health workers, security forces and journalists, among others. China’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun said in a statement that his country had decided to double its donation of vaccines to 400,000 as part of its “solidarity and action” with Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba said the government, which had already bought 600,000 doses from Sinopharm and is expecting to take delivery of them next week, would increase its purchases...
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Matt Hancock claims Britain’s Covid vaccine roll-out will have a quiet week because of supply issues

Matt Hancock today warned that the Covid vaccine rollout will suffer a dip this week — but there will be a bump in March to compensate for the lag.The Health Secretary claimed a delay in the supply schedule will result in fewer jabs being dished out. But both AstraZeneca and Pfizer — manufacturers of the jabs currently deployed in the UK — insist there is no issue with deliveries.Official figures showed Britain only administered 150,000 vaccines on Sunday, in the worst daily performance since the NHS roll-out began to gather speed...
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