Olivier Veran

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The European Medicines Agency concluded that there was a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain in people who have received the vaccine. Photograph: Getty Images

France’s top health advisory body in charge of Covid-19 vaccines recommended on Friday that recipients of a first dose of the AstraZeneca shot who ar(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron making a televised address to the nation on Wednesday night. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced that lockdown measures for the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended to the whole country from Saturday fo(...)

 Antoine Dupont has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Inpho

French scrumhalf Antoine Dupont looks set to miss their next Six Nations game against Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday. All the(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers his new year’s wishes during an address to the nation from the Élysée Palace, in Paris. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

France is overhauling its Covid-19 immunisation campaign after a cautious, phased strategy aimed at placating the world’s most vaccine-sceptical popul(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex announcing the new Covid-19 restrictions.  “We’ve reached a sort of plateau,” he said. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

France will enforce an 8pm-6am curfew starting next Tuesday, December 15th, including on New Year’s Eve. An exception will be made for Christmas Eve o(...)

A drive-in Christmas market in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

The state at the centre of Australia’s worst coronavirus outbreak has gone 28 days with no new cases of the virus, an enviable record as Tokyo posted(...)

A Walmart shopper wears a mask as protection against the coronavirus as he exits a Walmart Supercenter in Burbank, California. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

California will dramatically roll back its reopening efforts, the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, announced on Monday, saying he was pulling the “emer(...)

French health minister Olivier Véran. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

French police searched the homes of the former prime minister, the current and former health ministers and other top officials in an investigation int(...)

Castle Square in Stuttgart, southern Germany on Tuesday. From today face masks will be mandatory in the Stuttgart city centre. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

European governments are adding new restrictions and calling on citizens to make sacrifices in a bid to contain a record increase in coronavirus cases(...)

Restaurant owners bang ladles against saucepans  at a demonstration against restaurant and bar closures in Marseilles. Photograph: Daniel Cole

Four more French cities were on Thursday put on maximum alert in the resurgent Covid-19 epidemic, health minister Olivier Véran announced, bringing th(...)

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