Here’s a summary of the latest developments
The authors of a study on hydroxychloroquine which halted trials retracted the paper
Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport across England
Austria lifts border restrictions to all neighbours – except Italy
UK records more daily COVID-19 deaths than EU27 together
Freelance interpreters call on EU for emergency support
Hard-hit Sweden admits it could have battled COVID-19 better
Anti-vaccine movement could hamper fight against COVID-19 cure
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Three of the authors of study that led to hydroxychloroquine trials being halted have retracted the study
44 new COVID-19 deaths recorded in France
UK death toll nears 40,000
UK business minister tests negative for COVID-19
But he has revealed in the last hour that he tested negative for the disease.
Belgium launches ‘helpy hour’ to boost bars
It’s all part of a bid in Belgium to help it boost its beer industry.
As bars prepare to reopen next week following two and a half months of closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belgian beer lovers are being urged to buy one drink for the price of two in support of their favourite locals.
“Now that bars are slowly reopening after they had to close for months, it’s time to return the favour,” the federation of Belgian cafes said to promote the campaign.
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