post-title LIVE UPDATES: World’s biggest drugmakers team up on vaccine, 6 European countries begin to loosen lockdowns

LIVE UPDATES: World’s biggest drugmakers team up on vaccine, 6 European countries begin to loosen lockdowns

LIVE UPDATES: World’s biggest drugmakers team up on vaccine, 6 European countries begin to loosen lockdowns
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We’ll keep this page updated with the biggest coronavirus headlines of the day. Scroll down for more information on each story and check back for updates.

Here’s the latest:

  • 6 European countries are starting to lift restrictions, but they’ve had hugely different successes in tackling their coronavirus outbreaks.
  • 2 of the world’s biggest drugmakers just teamed up on a coronavirus vaccine, and they’re aiming to launch it next year.
  • The first confirmed case of someone dying after catching COVID-19 from a dead body was a forensic worker in Thailand, scientists say.
  • The UK coronavirus lockdown could begin to end next month amid growing fears of permanent economic damage.
  • 2 of the wealthiest clubs in the English Premier League were shamed into reversing cuts to staff wages amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The UK will release an app to track people reporting COVID-19 symptoms and to alert people they had contact with.
  • Fauci shrugged off Trump’s #FireFauci retweet, saying the president ‘could remove me’ but ‘has no intention’ of doing that.
  • Trump said Apple and Google’s COVID-19 tracing tech posed ‘big constitutional problems.’
  • A New York Times reporter followed coronavirus swabs from a New Jersey drive-thru testing site to a lab hundreds of miles away, and it shows why the testing in the US is still slow and limited.
  • Trump lashes out at a CBS News reporter after she asks him to clarify what the White House was doing in February to respond to the coronavirus.

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6 European countries are starting to lift restrictions, but they’ve had hugely different successes in tackling their coronavirus outbreaks.

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A host of European countries are starting to lift their lockdowns even though they have had varied success in controlling the coronavirus outbreak and are at different stages of fighting it.

Italy and Spain are starting to reopen even though both countries are still seeing more than 500 deaths a day.

And Denmark, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic are all lifting measures, having all chosen to lock down early and avoided mass outbreaks.

Meanwhile, other European countries – including some that controlled their outbreaks, and others that were more overwhelmed – say they are not yet considering changing their rules.

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Experts have also warned against lifting lockdowns too quickly.

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2 of the world’s biggest drugmakers just teamed up on a coronavirus vaccine, and they’re aiming to launch it next year.

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Two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are teaming up in the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine.

The European drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline will work together on a vaccine, aiming to start human testing later this year.

If trials are successful, the companies estimate the vaccine could be available in the second half of 2021.

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The first confirmed case of someone dying after catching COVID-19 from a dead body was a forensic worker in Thailand, scientists say.

Foto: A priest blesses the coffin of someone who died from the coronavirus in Spain.

Scientists in Thailand reported what they say is the first confirmed instance of somebody dying from the coronavirus after catching it from a dead body.

A letter published by the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine gave details of a worker in Bangkok.

It is not yet known how long the coronavirus survives in the body after death.

The risk of catching disease from dead bodies is low, according to the WHO, but the NHS warned staff there is “likely to be a continuing risk of infection.”

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The UK coronavirus lockdown could begin to end next month amid growing fears of permanent economic damage.

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The UK government is considering winding back the national coronavirus lockdown as early as May with some shops and schools able to re-open.

Senior members of Boris Johnson’s government are pushing for the lockdown to end as soon as possible amid growing fears of an extreme economic downturn, the Times of London reported.

“There’s a point where there just isn’t anything to come back to,” one government source told the paper.

The government is set to announce a three-week extension to the current national lockdown measures on Thursday.

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2 of the wealthiest clubs in the English Premier League were shamed into reversing cuts to staff wages amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC have been shamed into reversing decisions to cut staff wages amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Both clubs had previously announced they were going to use the UK government’s furlough scheme to pay non-playing staff 80% of their wages.

But, after fierce backlash from fans, they have reversed their decisions.

Tottenham said it regretted “any concern caused during an anxious time” while Liverpool said it was “truly sorry” for the original decision.

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The UK will release an app to track people reporting COVID-19 symptoms and to alert people they had contact with.

Foto: UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

The UK government has confirmed it’s launching a contact-tracing app to track the spread of coronavirus.

The app will allow users to self-report if they develop symptoms, and then alert anyone who’s been in their vicinity before the symptoms manifested.

The app will reportedly incorporate the newly-announced API being worked on by Apple and Google.

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Fauci shrugged off Trump’s #FireFauci retweet, saying the president ‘could remove me’ but ‘has no intention’ of doing that.

Foto: Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Dr Anthony Fauci has shrugged off suggestions he could lose his job after President Donald Trump retweeted a post with the hashtag #FireFauci.

He told C-SPAN on Monday that it was entirely possible for Trump to replace him on the coronavirus task force, but said he had talked to the president afterwards and he “has no intention of doing that.”

The hashtag spread on Sunday after Fauci told CNN that if the US government had taken action against coronavirus sooner, it “could have saved lives.”

The US currently has the most coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.

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Trump said Apple and Google’s COVID-19 tracing tech posed ‘big constitutional problems.’

Foto: Apple CEO Tim Cook and US President Donald Trump.

President Trump claims Google and Apple’s technology for detecting COVID-19 poses “big constitutional problems” for “a lot of people.”

The US president made the remark during a White House press briefing on Monday, adding that the issue would be discussed over the next four weeks.

Google and Apple are partnered last week to create a contact-tracing system for detecting the spread of coronavirus, which will gradually be rolled out in the coming months.

It’s not clear what specific constitutional problems Trump thinks the tech poses, but the two firms say it requires explicit user consent and does not collect personally identifiable information.

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A New York Times reporter followed coronavirus swabs from a New Jersey drive-thru testing site to a lab hundreds of miles away, and it shows why the testing in the US is still slow and limited.

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Although the US has ramped up its coronavirus testing capacity in recent weeks, the country still lags behind others in testing per capita.

According to figures from the COVID Tracking Project, the US has tested just over 2.9 million people as of April 13, or just about one in every 112 people.

Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent for The New York Times, followed these tests from the time they are taken by a nurse at a testing facility to the time they are delivered to labs and found a number of roadblocks delaying the diagnostic process.

And even as the US continues to improve its testing capabilities, several mistakes were made early on that have stalled the testing process, which the US is still catching up on.

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Trump lashes out at a CBS News reporter after she asks him to clarify what the White House was doing in February to respond to the coronavirus.

Foto: Trump at the coronavirus briefing on April 13.

President Donald Trump lashed out at a reporter during the coronavirus briefing on April 13, after the reporter asked him to clarify what he did in response to the coronavirus during the month of February.

“The time that you bought, the argument is that you didn’t use it to prepare hospitals, you didn’t use it to ramp up testing,” CBS News reporter Paula Reid asked. “What did you and your administration do with the time the travel ban bought you?”

“A lot, a lot,” he said, but he failed to provide a list before lambasting Reid and CBS News, calling her a “fake” and claiming the network has a lower approval rating than it ever had before “times, probably, three,” he said.

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This map shows where cases are concentrated in the US.

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A global map shows the distribution of cases worldwide.

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See how cases and deaths worldwide have risen over time since the outbreak began.

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