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Mass study into effect of anti-malaria drug on preventing Covid-19 given go-ahead to continue – Wales Online

More than 40,000 healthcare workers worldwide will be given chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo in new global trial

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Tokyo reports record 224 new virus cases – Australian Associated Press

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Tokyo has confirmed 224 new cases of coronavirus infection, marking a record high for the Japanese capital in a single day as authorities focused testing on the city’s nightlife districts.

Since Japan lifted a state of emergency on May 25, infections have crept up in the metropolis of 14 million but authorities have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions for fear of further economic damage.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has attributed the recent uptick partly…



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Vic residents told to wear, make masks – Australian Associated Press

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Five million Victorians are being encouraged to wear masks, and even make their own, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth recommends residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained.

“This means if you have to leave your home for any of those reasons for which it is permissible and you are likely to find yourself in…



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WA borders tighten to keep out Victorians – Australian Associated Press

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Western Australia is tightening its hard borders, further restricting anyone who has recently been in Victoria from entering the state.

Health Minister Roger Cook says the number of exemptions will be significantly reduced under the stricter screening process beginning from midnight on Thursday.

Only specific workers, such as those in the transport and freight industry, and people applying on compassionate grounds will be allowed in.

Those entering WA will be…



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