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- UK went ahead with stage 2 of its reopening: here is an exhaustive list of what can be done across the country.
- The opening of pub gardens and non-essential shops in England can go ahead on 12 April, the government has confirmed. More businesses will open, but indoor settings should be visited alone, or with household groups. Outside, six people or two households can meet.
- Public Health England (PHE) analysis indicates that the COVID-19 vaccination program prevented 10,400 deaths in those aged 60 and older in England up to the end of March.
- Everyone in England, including those without symptoms, are now able to take a free rapid coronavirus test twice a week, UK Government announced.
- Majority of Britons trust AstraZeneca vaccine, as poll shows 75% consider jab safe.
- Covid vaccine maker CureVac hopes shot will get EU approval in June, making it the sixth approved western vaccine to help the UK, USA, Europe and Australia to fully vaccinate their populations (including international students who want to receive the vaccine) by autumn.
- Australian National cabinet agreement paves way for eased coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, Australia has doubled its order of the Pfizer vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
- Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April.