Coronavirus live news: EU recommends opening Europe to vaccinated foreign travellers; India nears 20m cases

European Commission recommends easing restrictions on travel into EU by vaccinated people; India reports slight drop in cases and deaths

12.08pm BST

Reuters reports:

Yemen has received 360,000 doses from the global Covax vaccine-sharing scheme, yet many Yemenis seem reluctant to get inoculated on religious grounds, due to distrust of the vaccine, or because of the dangers of war.

“We have received 70,000 doses in Taiz and we started the vaccination campaign on 21 April,” Rajeh al-Maliki, head of Yemen’s health ministry in Taiz.

11.46am BST

This graph on daily UK Covid deaths has been shared by Our World in Data:

The number of daily COVID deaths in UK since the peak three months ago.

This is plotted on a logarithmic axis. A straight line on a log axis shows exponential change with a constant rate – in this case exponential decay.

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