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France 24 7 Jan 2021

Covid-19: French PM says border with UK to remain shut, vows speedy approval of more vaccines

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Prime Minister Jean Castex told a press briefing Thursday that France's border with the UK will remain shut and efforts would be made to expand and fast-track vaccinations as he warned of a worsening of the Covid-19 crisis in the weeks to come.


Prime Minister Jean Castex told a press briefing Thursday that France's border with the UK will remain shut and efforts would be made to expand and fast-track vaccinations as he warned of a worsening of the Covid-19 crisis in the weeks to come.
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