Coronavirus live news: Germany downgrades Covid risk level; Heathrow opens separate ‘red list’ terminal

German experts say risk now ‘high’, down from ‘very high’; Heathrow airport begins processing arrivals from ‘red list’ countries in separate terminal

12.19pm BST

Reuters are reporting that Poland will offer Covid-19 vaccinations to children aged 12-15 from 7 June. Michal Dworczyk, the minister in charge of the country’s vaccination programme, announced the move this morning.

The European Commission on Friday authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12.

11.39am BST

The Italian government has allocated €50m to help treat the estimated 164,000 people suffering from serious health problems associated with ‘long Covid’.

The money will be used for regular check-ups, including of the heart, lungs and kidneys, of patients until the end of 2023 as part of a strategy also aimed at allowing medics to research the long-term impact of the virus.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Germany downgrades Covid risk level; Heathrow opens separate ‘red list’ terminal ———

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