Norway is adding AstraZenecas vaccine to its Covid-19 immunization program for those aged over 65.

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Norway became the latest country to add

AstraZeneca Plcs vaccine to its Covid-19 immunization program for people over the age of 65.

The decision comes not long after Germany, France and Sweden said they were clearing shots by Astra for the elderly, after judging that recent data now support such a step.

The office of Norways prime minister, Erna Solberg, said wider use of the vaccine will speed up the countrys efforts to inoculate its oldest citizens. Thats as the government warns that stricter measures will be needed if infection rates dont decline.

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Norway is already urging citizens abroad not to return home for the Easter holidays. The government says further limits on social contact and a national ban on serving alcohol might also be needed unless infection rates fall.

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