What you need to know about the Covid-19 pandemic in the world today (March 16th)

France seeks quick resumption of AstraZeneca shots, German cases growing exponentially again, India widens curbs, daytime karaoke sessions spread virus in Japan, Manila orders anyone younger than 18 to stay indoors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in the world right now:

France seeks quick resumption of AstraZeneca shots

France expressed hope European medical experts would clear up questions over the safety of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot on Thursday, as experts warned the decision by major European states to stop using it posed a greater risk to public health.

In a coordinated step, Germany, France and Italy suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine on Monday pending the outcome of an investigation by the bloc’s medicines regulator into . . .

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