Merkel confusingly adamant she'll have AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as Germany bans it for under-60s.

ANGELA Merkel is adamant she'll have the AstraZeneca Covid jab - as Germany bans it for under-60s over blood clot fears.

Germany's sudden partial suspension comes amid Europe's chaotic jab rollout and a worrying spike in coronavirus cases.

Germany will restrict the use of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine to people aged 60 and over and high-priority groups, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday.

However, she told a press conference that she would be happy to receive the Astrazeneca jab.

Merkel, 66, said: "I have said when it is my turn, I will get vaccinated, also with AstraZeneca. The possibility of me being vaccinated is nearing."

The shock decision comes days after France, Italy and Germany resumed their rollout out of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the EU finally declared it safe.

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