LONDON: The British government has extended lockdown restrictions due to Coronavirus for at least another three weeks across the country.
Briefing the media at Downing Street in London, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We still don’t have the infection rate down as far as we need to.”
He said a review had concluded that relaxing the measures now would risk harming public health and the economy.
Japan extends state of emergency
The Japanese government has extended the state of emergency to the whole country to contain the spread of coronavirus epidemic.
This was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a special meeting with medical experts in Tokyo.
Earlier, Abe had declared a month-long state of emergency in seven regions where a recent spike in coronavirus cases has prompted warnings that emergency medical facilities could collapse.
China approves coronavirus vaccines for human trials
China has approved two vaccines for human trials to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic which are first vaccines in the world.
According to Xinhua News Agency, these two vaccines have been developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products under the China National Pharmaceutical Group,Sinopharm and Sinovac Research and Development Company.