Coronavirus live news: France warns homemade masks may not halt spread of new variants; Dutch set for curfew

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French health officials warn against wearing home-made fabric masks; Dutch curfew set to be introduced between 8.30pm and 4.30am

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1.15pm GMT

Israel has included pregnant women among those getting priority access to Covid vaccines, seeing no risk to them or their foetuses, a senior public health official said on Wednesday.

“Today we are recommending that pregnant women, mainly those with high morbidity risk factors, get the vaccine,” Nachman Ash, the national coordinator on the pandemic, told public broadcaster Kan radio. “We have put them on the priority list.”

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The Netherlands will ban flights from non-Schengen countries, including Britain and South Africa, from Saturday to curb infections of the new, more infectious coronavirus variants, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Wednesday (see earlier posts).

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