Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
(Reuters) – The World Health Organization listed AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access in the developing world, while sources said the EU is in talks with Moderna on buying more vaccines.
* The EU is holding talks with Moderna on buying more vaccine and AstraZeneca, with which talks have stalled, has suggested delivering doses of its own vaccine made outside Europe to make up for supply cuts, EU sources said.
* Britain’s prime minister said he would plot a cautious but irreversible path out of lockdown this week after the vaccination of 15 million vulnerable people.
* Austria will decide on March 1 on potentially loosening restrictions from around Easter at earliest, its chancellor said.
* Spain plans to approve a new aid package for companies in March, its economy minister said.