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Coronavirus digest: Scotland to impose strict lockdown

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says she is more concerned about the coronavirus situation now that at any other point since March. Meanwhile, the EU is facing criticism for its vaccine rollout. Stay up to date with DW.

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