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• Seoul delays relaxing restrictions

• Queensland has eight days of vaccine supply left

• France allows full capacity in restaurants and cafés

• UK household savings ratio 19.9%, up from 16.3% in Q1

• Average life expectancy in Brazil fell by 1.3 years in 2020



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• The UK household savings ratio – the amount of money households have available to save as a percentage of their total disposable income – rose from 16.1% to 19.9% in the three months to the end of December, reaching the second -highest level since records began in 1963.

• In Australia , Townsville, Gold Coast and Alice Springs have gone into lockdown. Nearly half of all Australians are now under restrictions.

• The Australian state of Queensland has just eight days of the Pfizer vaccine left, authorities warned . • Over 50% of Germans have been vaccinated once and over a third have had both doses, according to the RKI health institute .

• France has lifted more restrictions, allowing full access to cafes, restaurants, theme parks and cinemas. Large gathering s , concerts and festivals are also allowed , events with more than 1,000 people require proof of vaccination or a recent test.

• An Ipsos Mori survey of 8,206 people in the UK – including 2,014 parents – found 75% support offering the vaccine to all young people aged 17 or under. A similar proportion (74%) support offering the vaccine to those aged 12 -15 , while 82% are in favour of offering it to those aged 16 -17. Support among parents was lower , with 62% supporting giving the vaccine to those under 17.

• According to Public Health Scotland, 1,991 cases in Scotland have been linked to people watching Euro 2020 football matches , two -thirds of which were people who travelled to London for Scotland ’s game with England on 18 June .

• Guatemala has demanded its money back , after Russia failed to deliver paid - for vaccines .

• Romania is to sell 1.7m excess doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to Denmark , as it was unable to use them within its own population due to vaccine hesitancy.

• Brazil ’s health ministry will cancel a contract for Covaxin vaccines, developed by India ’s Bharat Biotech, after whistle -blowers went public with concerns over irregularities in the $324m deal.

• Tunisia has extended curfew hours . From Thursday it now begin s at 8:00pm and end s at 5:00am. The government said it will also ban all gatherings until 11 July.

• Malaysia says it will receive one million AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Japan tomorrow and a further one million doses of the Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine donated by the US on Friday.

• Seoul and its neighbouring regions will delay by a week the relaxation of social distancing rules.

• China ’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals has announced an advance purchase agreement to supply up to 414 million doses of its vaccine candidate through the global vaccine sharing scheme Covax.

• North Korean leader Kim Jong - Un, has sacked several senior party officials over a “grave ” coronavirus incident that had threatened public safety .

• Brazil saw a fall in average life expectancy of 1.3 years last year amid the pandemic, returning to 2014 levels. This report is prepared solely for the use of Maddie Albon Peel Hunt Coronavirus: Breaking news 30 Jun 30 June 2021 4

• Switzerland is to give four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it has reserved to the vaccine-sharing programme Covax. Company news Retail

• Dixons Carphone – Has announced it would repay £73m claimed under the government’s furlough scheme and a £144m VAT deferral bill.