Coronavirus live news: Germany plans to extend lockdown; WHO says Covid won't be over this year

German lockdown set to last until 28 March but some restrictions to be lifted next week; WHO says unrealistic to think pandemic will be over this year

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Italians have been clamouring to receive the Sputnik vaccine in San Marino after the microstate started administering the Russian jab last week.

San Marino, landlocked within central Italy, signed a deal with Russia after the doses it was expecting to receive from Italy via the EU’s procurement programme didn’t arrive. The enclave received the first 7,500 batch of Sputnik doses on Friday, when it began its campaign to vaccinate its 35,000 residents.

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Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Germany plans to extend lockdown; WHO says Covid won't be over this year ———