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    Video caption: Denmark official Tanja Erichsen faints during a Covid conference

    Tanja Erichsen collapses during a press conference and is taken to hospital as a precaution.

  2. Head of Danish medicines agency faints

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    Video caption: Tanja Erichsen faints during a press conference and is taken to hospital as a precaution.

    The head of Denmark's medicines agency, Tanja Erichsen, faints during a press conference and is taken to hospital.

  3. Greece says Libya agrees to sea-border talks

    Alan Johnston

    BBC Middle East analyst

    A satellite photo of the Mediterranean sea and surrounding territories.
    Image caption: There are potential consequences for oil exploration

    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the new Libyan government has agreed to discuss the highly controversial issue of maritime borders in the eastern Mediterranean.

    Greece has bitterly opposed an agreement struck by the previous administration in Tripoli with Turkey in 2019.

    The division of sovereignty over the seabed has potential consequences for oil exploration.

    On Tuesday, the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said after talks with the new Libyan administration that the two countries remained committed to the existing maritime accord.

  4. Latest across Europe: Vaccine setback and cut in French pollution deaths

    A person receives a dose of vaccine at the Wizink Center sports pavilion in Madrid, central Spain, 09 April 2021
    Image caption: Spain's autonomous regions have been told they will not receive Janssen doses today as planned

    The delay in rolling out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is proving a headache for European governments that are relying on it to meet national vaccination targets.

    Spain’s vaccine programme has started slowly and it was expecting 5.5 million doses of the Janssen dose (as it is known in Europe) by the end of June. Belgium received its first delivery of the single-dose vaccine on Monday – it says it’ll wait for a “clear signal” from the EU’s medicines agency before deciding which age group will receive it. German immunology expert Carsten Watzl wants the government in Berlin to focus on securing other vaccine deliveries to ensure under-60s are inoculated.

    Lockdown in France has led to “significant and immediate health benefits” from a fall in pollution levels, according to the SPF public health agency. There has been an estimated fall of 2,300 deaths from exposure to particulate matter and another 1,200 from nitrogen dioxide linked to traffic.

    France has suspended fights to and from Brazil because of concerns surrounding the P-1 Covid-19 variant prevalent in the country. Two flights will arrive in France this morning which took off before the midnight ban came into force.

    Germany has reported more than 21,000 new infections in the past 24 hours and a rising seven-day incidence rate of 153.2.

    A Dutch programme to hold test events with audiences is to continue later this week with 1,500 people attending a music award festival in Utrecht. Further big events will take place on 24 April with audiences of 8,000 and 10,000. Everyone needs a negative test before the event and then five days afterwards too.

    In Croatia, Zagreb’s tourist board is offering half-price coronavirus tests to tourists who spend at least one night in the city. It wants them to extend their stay without worrying about their return home.