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Al Jazeera 21 May 2020

Hydroxychloroquine global trials: Drug to be tested on UK health workers


An anti-malaria drug made famous by US President Donald Trump will now be trialled on front-line health workers in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
This comes as many European nations are trying to navigate a way out of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Al Jazeera's Assed Baig reports.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that every care home resident and member of staff in England will be tested for COVID-19 between now and June as the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK rises to 33,998.

Another £600m is now available to care homes in England as a newly-launched service on should make it easier for care home managers to source tests, Hancock said.

Defending his government's record, he said two thirds of care homes have not had any cases of COVID-19.

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Boris Johnson said some lockdown restrictions will be lifted next week and set a new testing target of 200,000 per day by the end of this month. "We would like to get going on some of these measures on Monday," he said in the House of Commons. It comes as Heath Secretary Matt Hancock was left speechless by the actions of Professor Neil Ferguson, the key scientific adviser who flouted lockdown rules to meet up with his lover.

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