A medical staff members opens the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 disease vaccine delivery as it has been received for the first time at the UZ Leuven hospital, Leuven, on December 26, 2020 as begins a vaccination programme in EU countries. Nicolas MAETERLINCK / POOL / AFP

EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

PARIS, Dec 26, 2020 (AFP) - The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of