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The five companies are Moderna, the combination of Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co Inc and Pfizer Inc, according to the paper. There is no approved vaccine for COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus.
"If people don't follow current recommendations for social distancing and avoiding crowds of any kind, we can anticipate seeing increased numbers," the South Carolina health department said in a statement to Reuters. Alabama's health department attributed the state's steady increase in cases since early May to community transmission, clusters of outbreaks, and more testing.
Amsterdam's mayor faced criticism from politicians and health experts on Tuesday after thousands of demonstrators packed the city centre for an anti-racism rally in violation of social distancing rules put in place to ward off the coronavirus. The protesters rallied in support of George Floyd, a black American who died in police custody in the United States last week, their number swelling from an expected 200-300 to several thousands on Monday. Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema, of the Green Left party, said city authorities were caught off guard by the huge turnout and could not have intervened peacefully.
Britain's 650 lawmakers are grappling with a question familiar to millions of their compatriots: When is it safe to go back to work? Members of Parliament, who have largely been working from home while the coronavirus swept Britain, have been summoned back to the office on Tuesday - and many aren't happy. After Britain went into lockdown in late March, Parliament adopted a historic "hybrid" way of working. Only 50 lawmakers at a time were allowed into the House of Commons, while screens were erected around the chamber so others could join debates over Zoom.