Coronavirus live news: Austrian foreign minister tests positive; Victoria reports just one new case

Alexander Schallenberg might have caught it at EU meeting; calls to ease restrictions in Australian state of Victoria; UK accuses Russia of trying to disrupt vaccine research

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Much like Ukraine, the Czech Republic has also recorded its highest daily total of new cases.

It reported 11,105 Covid-19 cases on Friday, its largest single-day tally so far of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Saturday.

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The foreign minister of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg, has tested positive for coronavirus – and might have caught it at a meeting with his European Union counterparts on Monday, a spokeswoman for his ministry has said.

“As a precautionary measure all members of the government will be tested on Saturday,” she said, as reported by Reuters.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Austrian foreign minister tests positive; Victoria reports just one new case ———