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WHO: 'Slow, steady lifting of lockdowns' is key

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday that the "slow, steady lifting of lockdowns" is key, adding that Germany, South Korea and China all had put the necessary measures in place to respond to a possible second wave of infections, Reuters reported. "Lifting lockdowns are both complex and difficult," he added amid global concerns of a resurgence of cases worldwide.

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Commission plans strategy to 'maximise' vaccine access

The EU Commission plans a vaccine stategy to make sure all citizens have access to it once it is ready, while it is also seeking to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on securing the vaccine.

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