Coronavirus live news: Greece limits AstraZeneca jab to under 65s; close contacts of Melbourne hotel worker test negative

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live

11.13pm GMT

Greek scientists advising the government on how to handle the pandemic debated for more than eight hours over what measures should be tightened before further restrictions were announced a few hours ago.

In another sign of how difficult the on-off approach to lockdown has become for countries reeling from the economic effects of coronavirus, epidemiologists held their longest session yet before extra curbs were eventually unveiled.

11.03pm GMT

New Zealand’s health authorities say they have detected a fifth positive case of coronavirus from a quarantine hotel.

The person had spent 14 days in the hotel before spending a further five days in isolation at home in Hamilton on the north island. For that reason, authorities think the risk to the community is low.

An individual who had been a guest at the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel and has been isolating at home in Hamilton since 30 January has tested positive for #COVID19

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