The EU has begun a co-ordinated vaccine rollout to fight Covid-19, in what the bloc’s top official says is a “touching moment of unity”.
BORIS Johnson has cancelled Christmas for a third of England – with London and the South East to be moved into a new Tier 4 lockdown from MIDNIGHT tonight.
Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has received the coronavirus vaccine live on TV, telling the audience and doctors: “I didn’t feel a thing.”
France’s President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, his office says.
Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high breaking through $20,000 (£14,800).
There is not enough evidence that vitamin D supplements protect people against Covid-19, an expert panel says.
A team of 10 international scientists will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan next month to investigate the origins of Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated more than $4bn (£3bn) to food banks and emergency relief funds in four months.
Germany has entered a hard lockdown, closing schools and non-essential businesses in an attempt to stop a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections.