1. France has conditionally reopened for foreign tourists amid an easing of coronavirus restrictions. Throughout the European Union, half of people aged 18 or older had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Wednesday. Member countries are relaxing restrictions on people’s outings, and on activities at restaurants and bars.
2.U.S. President Joe Biden will announce at the upcoming Group of Seven summit that his country will donate half a billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to nearly 100 lower income countries and the African Union. The G7 summit starts in Cornwall, England, on Friday. White House officials say the U.S. will purchase the vaccines from pharmaceutical company Pfizer.
3.Top commerce officials of the United States and China have agreed to continue dialogue on trade and other business issues. China’s Commerce Ministry says Commerce Minister Wang Wentao and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo talked over the phone on Thursday.