PARIS — France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran says that authorities are expected to approve a coronavirus vaccine by Saturday.
Tuesday's televised remark follows a tweet in which Veran said the first vaccines in the country would be administered from Sunday, the day after.
The European Medicines Agency had earlier approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Veran said there is no indication that the new strain of COVID-19 detected in southern England has reached in France. France’s freight and travel connections with the U.K. are suspended until midnight.