France vows faster vaccine rollout after criticism

The French government, under pressure for lagging behind EU neighbours in rolling out Covid vaccinations, promised on Tuesday to dispense jabs much more quickly and catch up. Health Minister Olivier Veran said more than 2,000 people had been vaccinated on Monday -- compared to 264,000 so far in Germany -- and that the "cruising speed of vaccinations will catch up with our neighbours in the coming days".