Coronavirus live news: EU to rule on J&J vaccine safety; India records nearly 1.6m cases in a week



EU drug regulator to make ruling on Tuesday; India government says all adults to be eligible for vaccine in May as cases skyrocket; US ships vaccines for all overseas workforce

11.52am BST

Israel and the UK are considering creating a travel corridor given the success of both countries’ vaccine rollouts, Reuters reports Israeli’s foreign ministry as saying.

An Israeli statement said Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi and British cabinet office minister Michael Gove discussed the possibility during a meeting Jerusalem.

11.33am BST

Johnson & Johnson has requested approval from India’s regulator to carry out a bridging clinical study of its vaccine in the country, the pharmaceutical firm has said in a statement reported by Reuters.

The application comes after India announced last week it would fast-track emergency approvals for vaccines that have been granted emergency authorisation in other countries.

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