Coronavirus live news: UK continues debate over jabs for children; Australia records highest daily cases

Posted by on September 4, 2021 6:34 am
Categories: Global Stories

Sage expert responds to UK watchdog’s decision not to recommend vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds; 1,756 infections in Australia on Saturday

11.34am BST

Authorities in Russia have reported 18,780 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to Russian state news agency Tass News.

Of those, 1,494 cases were detected in St Petersburg, 756 in the Moscow region, 512 in the Sverdlovsk region, 479 in the Rostov region, and 462 in the Perm and Voronezh regions.

11.12am BST

Vaccine passport restrictions in France could be eased if rates of Covid-19 infections in the country begin to slow, the labour minister, Élisabeth Borne, said on Saturday.

“The health situation is improving. If this is confirmed, we will be able to ease the rules,” Reuters quoted Borne telling France Inter radio, adding that this could be decided “in the coming days”.

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