Finland goes back to school, as France worries about the US getting vaccine priority. Here are some of the latest developments in Europe.
In much of Europe children remain stuck
at home under lockdown, but in Finland schools have reopened. The
Finnish teachers’ union warns that it may not be totally safe for staff or children,
however. Children are back in class, under social distancing rules, for
two weeks before the summer break
It would be "unacceptable"
for French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to give priority to the US market if it develops
Covid-19 vaccine, French Deputy Finance Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher says. Earlier, Sanofi
CEO Paul Hudson said
"the US government has the right to the largest pre-order because it’s
invested in taking the risk"
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says
he has double pneumonia and has given a grim description of his Covid-19
infection. He and his wife are in hospital. Mr Peskov called the virus “an absolute bloodsucker”, and said the hyperactive immune system “eats up your lungs”
Germany has reported 933
new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, making 172,239 in total. The
Robert Koch Institute says 89 more people have died and the reproduction (R) rate has dropped to 0.8. Rates above 1.0 mean that on average one person
infects more than one other
In Montenegro there were clashes
between police and hundreds of protesters angered by the arrest of a Serbian
Orthodox bishop and seven priests suspected of violating the coronavirus