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Sport U.K. Vaccine Progress; Spain Worries Germany: Virus Update

13:00  04 october  2020
13:00  04 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it’s too early to say if local lockdowns are working as the country reported a record number of cases on Saturday. However, significant vaccine progress is “possible” this year, Johnson told the BBC.

Officials in Germany, which is paying the most toward the European Union’s coronavirus recovery fund, are worried by how Spain is coping with the pandemic. Russia posted more than 10,000 new cases and Polish infections topped 100,000.

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A spokesman for the German health ministry said that German government officials were in regular contact with CureVac, confirming a quote in the original Die Welt article. “The federal government is very interested in vaccines and antiviral agents against the novel coronavirus being developed in

The virus spreads easily, and the majority of the world's population is still vulnerable to it. A vaccine would provide some protection by training people's immune systems to fight the virus so they should not become sick. What sort of progress is being made? Research is happening at breakneck speed.

Donald Trump has made substantial progress since being diagnosed with coronavirus and his medical team remains cautiously optimistic, although he is not yet out of the woods, his physician Sean Conley said in a statement posted on Twitter. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will shorten his Asian trip this week amid the positive virus tests at the White House.

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U.K. Vaccine Progress; Spain Worries Germany: Virus Update

  U.K. Vaccine Progress; Spain Worries Germany: Virus Update (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it’s too early to say if local lockdowns are working as the country reported a record number of cases on Saturday. However, significant vaccine progress is “possible” this year, Johnson told the BBC. Officials in Germany, which is paying the most toward the European Union’s coronavirus recovery fund, are worried by how Spain is coping with the pandemic. Russia posted more than 10,000 new cases and Polish infections topped 100,000.

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U.K. Vaccine Progress Possible This Year (5:01 p.m. HK)

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Covid-19 outlook will be “radically different” by spring. Significant vaccine progress is “possible” this year, Johnson said on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show.”

The pandemic will last to Christmas and beyond and it’s “too early to say” if local lockdowns are working, Johnson said. The U.K. reported 12,872 new cases on Saturday, the highest level ever and almost double the number from Friday. The Department of Health said due to a technical error, cases not counted in previous days were added to the total.

Russia Has More Than 10,000 New Cases (4:43 p.m. HK)

Russia added 10,499 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for a total of 1.215 million, the country’s task force for combating the disease said. Moscow had 3,327 new infections. There were 107 new deaths were reported in Russia , taking the overall death toll to 21,358.

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Poland Cases Top 100,000 (4:34 p.m. HK)

Poland reported 1,934 new cases and 26 deaths in last 24 hours. The total number of cases reached 100,074 and total deaths are 2,630.

Tunisia Enacts New Restrictions to Curb Virus Spread (3:20 p.m. HK)

Tunisia’s Prime Minister has enacted new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in a move that is likely to further squeeze the economy.

The measures include a ban on public gatherings and reduced work hours for the public sector, Hichem Mechichi said late Saturday on state TV. The North African nation has seen a rapid rise in cases in recent weeks.

German Cases Surpass 300,000 (3:18 p.m. HK)

Germany’s total cases surpassed 300,000 as the reproduction value rose above 1.0 for the first time in four days, indicating that the spread is growing. Health Minister Jens Spahn announced plans for fast tests in hospitals and nursing homes. Details will be sorted out by Oct. 15, he said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

In efforts to enforce hygiene rules, Munich has taken in 1.2 million euros from 9,100 fines on people not abiding by coronavirus restrictions, according to a report in Welt am Sonntag newspaper. Munich was the most aggressive among seven cities surveyed by the newspaper, which had a total of more than 35,000 pandemic-related infractions.

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Indonesia’s Jokowi Calls For More Focused Lockdown Measures (2:19 p.m. HK)

New policies should be more targeted than current large-scale social restrictions as Indonesia seeks to combat the coronavirus without further impacting the economy, President Joko Widodo said.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy is poised to report first annual gross domestic product contraction since 1998. At the same time, Covid-19 cases have risen to about 4,000 cases a day.

German Officials Worried About How Spain is Coping With Virus (2:01 p.m. HK)

Officials in Germany, which is paying the most toward the European Union’s coronavirus recovery fund, are worried by how badly Spain is coping with the pandemic.

The recent resurgence in infections since summer ended has exposed partisan divisions, with center-right officials in Madrid challenging new restrictions imposed by the Socialist national leadership.

There are concerns about a knock-on effect on member states, including Germany, according to a person familiar with talks within the government in Berlin.

Pompeo to Shorten Asia Visit as White House Deals With Virus (11:40 a.m. HK)

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will shorten his trip to Asia as the coronavirus spreads among some of the White House’s top officials. Pompeo and his wife have both tested negative.

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He will visit Tokyo Oct. 4-6 to meet foreign ministers of four of the Indo-Pacific region’s biggest democracies, according to a State Department statement. His earlier itinerary included trips to Mongolia and South Korea.

White House Aide Luna Said to Test Positive (11:36 a.m. H.K.)

Aide Nick Luna, who serves as personal attendant to President Donald Trump, has tested positive to coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter.

Luna, who runs Oval Office operations, joined Trump on his trip to Cleveland for the presidential debate on Tuesday and was also on the Minnesota flight where adviser Hope Hicks first started experiencing symptoms.

Australia Budget Forecast Assumes Vaccine Next Year (11:02 a.m. HK)

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the budget, which is scheduled to be released Tuesday, assumes a coronavirus vaccine is developed in the next year.

A vaccine in 2021 is likely to signal a return to international travel and foreign tourist spending, which would be positive for the economic outlook, Frydenberg said.

Trump Physician Says Progress Has Been Made, Not Yet Out of Woods (9:31 a.m. HK)

Trump has made substantial progress since being diagnosed with coronavirus, physician Sean Conley said in a statement posted on Twitter.

While his medical team remains cautiously optimistic, he is not yet out of the woods, according to the statement. Trump has completed a second dose of Remdesivir without complication. He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen.

Australian Hotspot Beachgoers Told to Obey Restrictions (9:03 a.m. HK)

Beachgoers in Melbourne, which has been the center of Australia’s coronavirus outbreak, have been warned to obey restrictions and social distancing rules or risk having popular swimming areas closed.

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a group of people sitting at a beach: Melbourne Enjoy Slight Lockdown Reprieve Under Relaxed COVID-19 Restrictions © Getty Images via Bloomberg Melbourne Enjoy Slight Lockdown Reprieve Under Relaxed COVID-19 Restrictions

Victoria Police patrol at St Kilda beach in Melbourne on Oct. 3.

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Victoria state, which only last week ended a curfew aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, said police will increase patrols and issue fines as warm weather lures crowds to the beach.

Biden Campaign to Release Coronavirus Test Results (8:30 a.m. HK)

Biden tested negative on Friday and said he will take another one on Sunday. Biden is tested regularly and the results of all of those will be released, according to the campaign.

Brazil Cases, Deaths Slow (7:33 a.m. HK)

Brazil’s new cases slowed to 26,310 after two days of increases, as the nation finished the week with the fewest infections since early June. Total cases are 4.9 million, the Health Ministry reported.

Another 599 people died, a decline from the previous day and roughly a third of the number reported at the peak of fatalities in July. Total deaths are now 145,987.

Trump’s First Hospital Day Marked by Split Account of Health (6:54 a.m. HK)

Donald Trump’s first full day in the hospital was marked by conflicting accounts about his fight against Covid-19, with his doctor giving an upbeat view of the president’s condition that was contradicted by a person familiar with the matter who said Trump’s vital signs over the past 24 hours were cause for concern.

The president grew angry Saturday upon learning that a downbeat version of his health had emerged, with associates telling Trump that the person who shared this portrayal was White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, according to people familiar with the discussions.

White House physician Sean Conley told reporters earlier Saturday that he is “extremely happy” with the president’s progress and that Trump had experienced “mild cough and some nasal congestion and fatigue” on Thursday but “all of which are resolving and improving.”

Protecting the profits of a few could prevent vaccine access for all

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“I think I’ll be back soon,” Trump said in a video tweet. He said he was feeling better after treatment.

Former New Jersey Governor Checks Into Hospital (6:17 a.m. HK)

Chris Christie said he has checked himself into a hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, the former New Jersey governor disclosed on Twitter Saturday.

The two-term Republican governor said he entered Morristown Medical Center this afternoon as a precautionary measure due to his history of asthma. He said he is “feeling good” and only has “mild symptoms.”

Christie participated in President Trump’s preparations for Tuesday’s debate with Democrat challenger Joe Biden. He also attended last Saturday’s Rose Garden event, where Trump announced his Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett.

Texas Nears Milestone for Fatalities (5:55 p.m. NY)

Texas is nearing 16,000 Covid-19 deaths. The state reported 97 new fatalities for a total of 15,992. New cases climbed by 3,346 to 763,010, the Department of State Health Services said on its website.

Pence Expects Vaccine by End of 2020 (5:51 p.m. NY)

Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter that the White House Task Force met and would expect to have a vaccine by the end of 2020, a longer timeline than what President Trump had promised before he was hospitalized.

Trump has publicly pushed for a vaccine to be authorized by the Nov. 3 election and attacked the FDA for slowing vaccine work to hurt him politically. There’s no evidence that’s the case.

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