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Coronavirus live news: ‘long way to go,’ says UK PM after 15m offered jab; France hospitals in ‘crisis organisation’

‘We can go forward with great confidence,’ says British prime minister Boris Johnson; France prepares for surge in cases linked to Covid variants

Italy reported 221 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, the health ministry said, against 270 the Sunday before.

The daily tally of new infections fell to 11,068 from 11,640 last Sunday.

Rwanda has begun vaccinating healthcare workers and other high-risk groups, its health ministry has said, making it the first country in east Africa to start its rollout.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said the vaccinations had begun with “WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines acquired through international partnerships in limited quantities”.

@RwandaHealth National Vaccination Program has begun vaccinating high-risk groups.

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