Coronavirus live news: UK death toll rises by 612; Denmark to impose hard lockdown over Christmas

Coronavirus live news: UK death toll rises by 612; Denmark to impose hard lockdown over Christmas

‘We have to act now,’ says Danish PM; 11,214 new cases in the Netherlands; no vaccines for poorer countries until 2024, report claims

8.31pm GMT

France will receive around 1.16m Covid-19 vaccine doses by year end, prime minister Jean Castex said, adding another 2.3m will arrive in the next two months.

The delivery of some 3.9m doses will inoculate around 1.7 million people, with priority given to the elderly, the vulnerable and carers.

8.28pm GMT

An Alaskan health worker who had a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was now stable, public health authorities said.

The adverse reaction in the person, minutes after taking the Pfizer shot on Tuesday, was similar to two cases in Britain.

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