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Trump rejects national lockdown; Philippines reimposes restrictions on 27 million around capital; Vietnam in ‘decisive’ fight against coronavirus. Follow latest updates

12.54am BST

President Trump has rejected a national lockdown to bring the coronavirus pandemic in the US under control at one of his White House press briefings.

“It’s important for all Americans to understand that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path towards producing the result that you want,” Trump said, arguing that lockdowns cause more harm than good.

12.33am BST

The World Health Organization chief has said he is pleased about the progress that has been made in in identifying treatments that can help people with the most serious forms of Covid-19 recover. However, he has warned that there may never be an effective vaccine.

“A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection,” the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

For individuals, it’s about keeping physical distance, wearing a mask, cleaning hands regularly and coughing safely away from others. Do it all.

The message to people and governments is clear: do it all.

Continue reading…


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