Sefton Council will suggest schools reopen from June 15 to allow time for an "appropriate risk assessment", the Merseyside local authority has said. Solihull Council, believed to be one of the first Conservative-led local authorities to question the Government's proposed start date, has warned that some school places may not be ready for the first week of June.
It is now clear that this represented a peak in care homes. When added to deaths in hospitals in England between May 8 and May 18 inclusive, which now stand at 1,382, the total stands at 42,402 deaths. This was 49,575 more than the average for this period in the previous five years. All figures are based on death registrations. A total of 62 % of care homes in England had no reported cases of COVID-19 at all, he added.
There has been one new acute-care outbreak at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. There are 47 people hospitalized across the province with 12 of those in acute care/ICU. Phase 2 of the province's restart plan begins Tuesday, and some businesses are allowed to reopen as long as they adhere to specific guidelines. Live conference more to come .
The wave of government spending on vaccines comes as local media reported on Sunday that Johnson told his Conservative Party colleagues he aims to return the country to near-normality by July. "We're not going to have 350 million doses delivered day one", Andrew Pavia, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah, told USA Today.
Trump announced in April that he was temporarily freezing us funding to the World Health Organization pending a review of its response to the pandemic . He told the WHO chief that his organization's responses to the pandemic "have been extremely costly for the world", demanding the body to "demonstrate independence from China".
In America, the USA government had committed to a $1 billion (£800m) Covid-19 vaccine deal with titan Johnson & Johnson, co-financing research through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (Barda). The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations has backed 10 candidates, including one in Australia that could go to human trials as early as July.