19 March.France
France health regulator on Friday gave green signal to resuming administration of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • France had earlier suspended the use of AstraZeneca due to blood clot reports
  • The French health agency said the blood clots were reported in those under 55
  • Europe has identified 25 such blood clot cases as of March 16

17 March.Paris, France
COVID-19 infections are stubbornly high in France. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JeanCASTEX)

  • Jean Castex said he will get vaccinated to help restore confidence in AstraZeneca's shot
  • EU has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine following reports of blood clots
  • "If there is the slightest doubt among my fellow citizens we have to lift it," he said