Coronavirus live news: WHO to present China mission findings; Canada pauses AstraZeneca vaccine for under 55s

Posted by on March 30, 2021 4:42 am
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Canada cites blood clot concerns in suspension; WHO report understood to conclude Covid came from animals

9.42am BST

I’ll bring you a sum-up of what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Charles Michel have discussed at the end of this WHO press conference – but just to note that in the questions from world media there has been some focus on the absence of signatures from the leaders of China, Russia and the United States in the op-ed published supporting a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness and co-operation.

The treaty proposal got the formal backing of the leaders of Fiji, Portugal, Romania, the UK, Rwanda, Kenya, France, Germany, Greece, Korea, Chile, Costa Rica, Albania, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Senegal, Spain, Norway, Serbia, Indonesia, and Ukraine.

9.36am BST

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President of the European Council Charles Michel are giving a press conference today which will expand on the idea of a new international deal over pandemic co-operation.

You can watch the video here on the blog right now – you may need to refresh the page for the play button to appear.

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