Covid live news: poorer nations forced to reject 100m near-expired coronavirus vaccines; Spain to offer fourth dose to vulnerable
More than 100m vaccine doses were rejected in December alone due to rapidly expiring donations from wealthy countries; Spain continues vaccine push with 90.5% of population aged 12 and above jabbed
- French teachers walk out of classrooms in strike over Covid strategy
- US supreme court blocks Biden’s workplace vaccine-or-test rules
- Met police will not investigate alleged No 10 lockdown party
- Two Downing Street parties on night before Prince Philip’s funeral: reports
- Record 6m people waiting for routine hospital treatment in England
- Novak Djokovic included in Australian Open draw as visa call delayed
South Korea will extend tougher social distancing rules for three more weeks amid concerns over a looming Omicron wave ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, officials said on Friday.
The curbs were restored a month ago just six weeks after being eased under a “living with Covid-19” scheme, as record-breaking numbers of new cases and critically ill patients threatened to saturate the country’s medical system.