Coronavirus live: Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Capital and three other municipalities will remain under restrictions until at least 27 June due to rise in infections; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 8.33pm BST The Czech health ministry has recommended only people over 60 should receive Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson due to a potential risk of blood clots, Reuters reports. Scientists and U.S. and European drug regulators have been searching for an explanation for what is causing rare but potentially deadly clots accompanied by low blood platelet counts, which have led some countries to halt or limit use of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The Czech health ministry said it made the decision after responding to recommendations from the country’s drug regulator SUKL and the Czech Vaccination Society. 8.17pm BST The International Olympic Committee has pledged to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the Tokyo Olympics is safe – and to help Japan fight a fourth wave of Covid infections.The IOC’s offer comes amid mounting concern in Japan that having 70,000 athletes, officials, journalists and support staff arriving into the country could act as super-spreaders for new variants and put huge pressure on medical services. Related: IOC pledges to source doctors from all over globe to keep Tokyo Olympics safe Continue reading...

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