Covid live: Brazil passes 500,000 deaths; 70% of England’s adults ‘should be fully vaccinated by 19 July’

Protests in Brazil as confirmed death toll soars past half a million; most adults should be double-vaccinated by England lockdown lifting date

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Mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and and an eight-month nightly coronavirus curfew will be lifted in France today.

Le Monde reports however that vigilance is still being called for, as health protocols for public places and event will remain in place until June 30.

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Police in Belgium say they have found what is believed to be the body of a fugitive far-right soldier who had threatened a top virologist involved in the country’s efforts to counter Covid-19.

Hundreds of security forces scoured a swath of northeast Belgium after the May 17 disappearance of Jurgen Conings who was the target of a huge manhunt and and was believed to have hoarded heavy weaponry.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Covid live: Brazil passes 500,000 deaths; 70% of England’s adults ‘should be fully vaccinated by 19 July’ ———