Coronavirus live news: WHO warning to stay at home over Christmas; Covid shrinks world tourism to 1990 levels

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‘Not worth the risk’: head of WHO’s Europe office; International tourist arrivals fell by 72% in the first 10 months of 2020

10.30am GMT

Austria is to go into a third national lockdown after Christmas, with those who decline to take coronavirus tests being told they must remain isolated for longer.

Several Austrian media outlets, including the national news agency APA, reported that the new lockdown will last until 18 January, according to Reuters.

10.25am GMT

The UN secretary general has called on the world to ensure a coronavirus vaccine is available for “everyone, everywhere”.

In an address to Germany’s parliament, Antonio Guterres praised the researchers from Germany’s BioNTech who teamed up with US giant Pfizer to become the first to reach the market with an approved vaccine.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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