The World Health Organization (WHO) slammed Europe for slowing down the vaccination process.
According to the reports, France becomes the latest country to enforce new limitations to fight against the novel coronavirus infections, and cases were increasing on daily basis in Europe.
Brazil also reported the surge in cases of the covid-19 patients the death toll in the country had spiraled last month.
As per the international news agency, more than 66,000 people had died of Covid-19 in Brazil in March more than twice as many fatalities as the country’s second-deadliest month of the pandemic, July 2020.
Earlier, Spain, France, and Germany have temporarily stopped the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns.
Spain’s health Minister Carolina Darias announced on Monday that the vaccine will not be used for two weeks. It’s a “temporary and precautionary” suspension, she said, “until the risks can be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency.”
On the other hand, German health minister Jens Spahn said that inoculations will be paused after reports of some cases of blood clots in people vaccinated with AstraZeneca in Denmark and Norway.
Apart from that, France and Italy have also paused vaccine rollout. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, “We have decided to suspend the use of AstraZeneca as a precautionary measure and are hoping to resume it quickly if the EMA’s advice allows it.”
The move comes after prosecutors in northern Italy ordered a batch of the vaccine to be taken into custody. Italy’s medicine agency has also suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine “as a precaution and temporarily.”