Coronavirus news update – UK cases plunge below 25 EU nations thanks to vaccine as Pfizer says EU has blood on its hands

BRITAIN’S Covid infection rate has plunged below 25 of the 27 EU countries after the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout.

Britain’s daily case numbers have slumped by 28 per cent in a week, official figures show.

The UK is now the best-placed major European nation as a third-wave wreaks havoc on the continent.

France has seen cases triple since early February to nearly 60,000 cases a day, with doctors in overwhelmed hospitals forced to choose which Covid patients get a ventilator.

Today Pfizer accused the EU of delaying the supply of its jabs to countries battling Covid which are in desperate need of vaccines.

The drug maker has slammed export controls which it says have become a “significant burden” for production at its plant in Belgium, which supplies the UK and 70 other countries.

Pfizer has accused the EU of delaying the supply of its jabs to countries battling Covid which are in desperate need of vaccines.

The drug maker has slammed export controls which it says have become a “significant burden” for production at its plant in Belgium, which supplies the UK and 70 other countries.

A staggering 99.25 per cent of Brits have turned up to their second jab appointments so far, The Sun can reveal.

Official figures reveal 270,526 vulnerable Brits got their second shots on Tuesday – taking the total number of fully immunised adults to 4.1million.

Ministers say April will be the “second dose month”, as the UK flew past the 30.9 million milestone of first doses – with millions needing their second jab after 12 weeks.

Despite a torrent of fake news about the jabs, Brits have voted with their feet, queuing up for their second doses with barely any cancellations in a major snub to loud mouthed EU chiefs.

The thumping endorsement for the Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines flies in the face of dangerous fake news pumped out by France’s reckless President Macron.

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered France into its third national lockdown to push back a third wave of Covid infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

With the death toll nearing 100,000, intensive care units in the hardest-hit regions at breaking point and a slower-than-planned vaccine rollout, Macron was forced to abandon his goal of keeping the country open to protect the economy.

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