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WHO vaccine safety panel says AstraZeneca vaccine has positive benefit-risk profile; Ireland resumes rollout but with advisory warning

5.42pm GMT

Greece will lift some Covid-19 restrictions next week as part of a plan to gradually reopen a fragile economy even as its hospitals remain under severe pressure from stubbornly high infections, authorities said on Friday.

Reuters reports:

Hair and beauty salons and archaeological sites will open from March 22, deputy minister to the prime minister Akis Skertsos told a regular weekly briefing.

A nighttime curfew nationwide will start two hours later, at 9 p.m. during weekends, he said.

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5.35pm GMT

Ireland is to resume the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine within days for all those aged 18 and over, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee said on Friday.

But it said that recipients should be informed that “very rare, complicated clotting events have been reported in a small number of people who have recently received the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the committee said in a statement.

Continue reading…Read MoreWHO vaccine safety panel says AstraZeneca vaccine has positive benefit-risk profile; Ireland resumes rollout but with advisory warningFrance limits AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-55s as Europe treads warilyBrazil stares into the abyss as Covid intensive care units fill upDoctors suggest Covid-19 could cause diabetesNorwegian PM Erna Solberg investigated for Covid rules breach 5.42pm GMT Greece will lift some Covid-19 restrictions next week as part of a plan to gradually reopen a fragile economy even as its hospitals remain under severe pressure from stubbornly high infections, authorities said on Friday. Reuters reports: Hair and beauty salons and archaeological sites will open from March 22, deputy minister to the prime minister Akis Skertsos told a regular weekly briefing. A nighttime curfew nationwide will start two hours later, at 9 p.m. during weekends, he said. 5.35pm GMT Ireland is to resume the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine within days for all those aged 18 and over, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee said on Friday. But it said that recipients should be informed that “very rare, complicated clotting events have been reported in a small number of people who have recently received the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the committee said in a statement. Continue reading…World news | The Guardian

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