Coronavirus UK news update – Vaccine fury as Germany and France hoard MILLIONS of life-saving jabs snubbed by citizens
Germany and Italy are hoarding millions of Coronavirus vaccines that they can’t convince their citizens to take, it has emerged.
Both countries have used less than 33 per cent of their available Covid jabs just as the EU blocks the export of AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia.
Figures from the Robert Koch Institute show that eleven out of 16 federal German states did not use half of their supply.
In Saxony only 15.1 per cent of the vaccines stored were used, according to Bild, meaning out of the 105,600 vaccines delivered there, 90,000 remain unused.
In other states across Germany, the percentage of the population vaccinated remains relatively low with 18.7 per cent vaccinated in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and 24.7 per cent in Hesse.
It comes as Covid deaths in the UK fell to 82 – the first time the number has dropped below 100 since October.
A further 5,177 Brits have been diagnosed with the infection in the past 24 hours – the lowest rate since the autumn.
The recorded deaths figures are usually lower on Sundays due to a lag in reporting over the weekend.
And this week, Brits aged between 56 and 59 have been invited to receive their coronavirus vaccine as the rollout goes from strength to strength.
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