The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
EMA did not name the company it expects to file the application, but Pfizer and BioNTEch are the most advanced in the regulatory process among the three companies
Even if partial lockdowns being put in place across Europe reduce the rate of new infections, additional waves of disease are probable in the absence of a vaccine
The Nordic country has currently the lowest level of new infections in Europe
By 2000 GMT Thursday the pandemic had killed at least 1,019,267 people around the world and infected over 34 million, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.