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New York Knicks icon Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

New York Knicks icon Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

“This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” the Hall of Famer as a player for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in a statement issued by the university. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”

The school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.

As a player, the 7-foot Ewing helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA men’s basketball championship and reach two other title games.

During Ewing’s four years playing for John Thompson Jr., Georgetown went 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.

He was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 draft after the Knicks won the NBA’s first lottery. Ewing wound up leading New York to the 1994 NBA Finals, where they lost to Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.

Ewing played 17 seasons in the NBA, 15 with the Knicks.

After retiring as a player, he spent 15 years as an assistant or associate coach with four teams in the pros. In April 2017, he returned to Georgetown for his first job as a head coach at any level, replacing Thompson’s son in that job with the Hoyas.

In his first three seasons at his alma mater, Ewing’s teams have gone a combined 49-46 with zero trips to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2019-20, Georgetown finished the season with seven consecutive losses and a 15-17 record.

Last week, sophomore guard Mac McClung announced that he was planning to enter the NCAA transfer portal, joining four other Georgetown players who said during the season they would be switching schools.

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Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete – tennis

Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete – tennis

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams.

According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.

Since Forbes began tracking women athletes’ income in 1990, tennis players have topped the annual list every year.

Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, ranks No. 29 on the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes while Williams is No. 33.

The complete Forbes list, due to be released next week, has not featured two women since 2016, the magazine says.

The ascension puts an end to a decisive winning streak for Williams, who has been the world’s highest-paid female athlete each of the past four years, with annual pre-tax income ranging from $18 million to $29 million.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has collected almost $300 million during her career from endorsers that have swarmed the 38-year-old star.

Osaka, the winner of 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open, has secured lucrative deals with global brands like Procter & Gamble, All Nippon Airways and Nissin.

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How China pounced on Hong Kong while Covid-19 overwhelmed the world – world news

How China pounced on Hong Kong while Covid-19 overwhelmed the world – world news

Dennis Kwok was with his two children, hiking through the lush jungles of Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak in April, when he realized how far China was willing to go to quell dissent in the former British colony.

Kwok’s phone lit up with texts and calls asking about an alarming and unprecedented statement from China’s top agency overseeing Hong Kong. It said Kwok — an opposition lawmaker who was participating in a filibuster effort in the city’s elected legislature — may have committed misconduct and violated his oath of office, offenses that could cost him his seat.

“It ruined the day with my kids,” Kwok, 42, said. But the London-trained lawyer also realized that “something fundamental had changed” in the months while Hong Kong protesters had withdrawn from the streets to escape the coronavirus.

“The Communist Party pulled back the curtain,” he said.

This week, China intervened even more dramatically. President Xi Jinping’s government announced Thursday that the National People’s Congress would write sweeping legislation into Hong Kong law to criminalize the harshest criticism of China and the ruling party. Although details remain secret, a similar security bill withdrawn in 2003 carried life sentences and drew massive street protests. All could potentially become law without a local vote.

The move represents the biggest challenge yet to the “one country, two systems” framework set up to guarantee Hong Kong’s liberal institutions and capitalist financial system after its return to Chinese rule in 1997. While the option of handing down such national security legislation has been in the city’s Basic Law since the handover, Xi’s predecessors avoided exersing it due to widespread opposition and concern about damaging the city’s reputation as a legal safe haven.

‘Disastrous Proposal’

Now, China has decided to ignore critics such as Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who indicated Friday that the “disastrous proposal” could lead the U.S. to reconsider the city’s special trade status. The action raises the stakes for another round of violent and destructive street protests ahead of legislative elections in which “pan-democrats” like Kwok were hoping to gain their first majority.

“The Chinese have taken off the gloves in Hong Kong,” said Bonnie Glaser, who directs the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and has advised the U.S. government. “Surrounding the elections in September, there could be massive protests again.”

Hong Kong’s Beijing-appointed leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, attempted to reassure the international community on Friday night that the city would remain a “very free society, where freedom of expression, freedom of protest, freedom of journalism, will stay.” The Hong Kong branch of China’s foreign ministry said the provisions were necessary to ensure social stability and would affect “very few” people.

Hong Kong’s financial markets and independent courts have long provided global companies, entrepreneurs and the Chinese elite with a lucrative refuge from the mainland’s high taxes, capital controls and party-run justice system. Moreover, Beijing gained international prestige by tolerating a raucous democracy under its authority, an arrangement that party leaders hoped would also appeal to self-ruled Taiwan across the South China Sea.

All that began to change when Hong Kong erupted in historic protests last year to block Lam’s attempt to pass legislation that would have allowed the extradition of criminal suspects to the mainland. Demonstrators paralyzed the city for months, shutting down shops and keeping tourists away as they criticized China and demanded free elections to replace Lam.

Protesters chanted “Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our times!” in largely peaceful marches that drew more than a million people. One band of radicals broke into the Legislative Council on the handover’s anniversary, ransacking the chamber and defacing the city’s emblem.

Meanwhile, U.S. officials including President Donald Trump expressed support for the activists, fanning Beijing’s suspicions of foreign efforts to exploit its domestic weakness. Many pro-establishment figures put the blame on the failure of Hong Kong’s government to reform the city’s colonial-era security laws referring to “Her Majesty” with measures to protect the Chinese state. None of Lam’s predecessors had tried since the 2003 effort failed.

“Beijing has clearly run out of patience with the Hong Kong government’s unsuccessful attempts to end the protest movement by enacting its own draconian security legislation,” said Hugo Brennan, principal Asia analyst for Verisk Maplecroft in London. “The proposed national security law is likely to prove a death knell for the ‘one country, two systems’ model and the facade of Hong Kong autonomy.”

The April 14 statement from the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office accusing Kwok of violating his oath and other “sleazy tactics” was just one of a series of steps toward a more interventionist approach by Beijing. The shift was first signaled in an October communique from a Communist Party Central Committee meeting led by Xi, and quickly followed up a legislative official’s pledge to “exercise all powers vested in the central government” over Hong Kong.

Later, as Hong Kong and the rest of the world were focused on a deadly new pneumonia in central China just named Covid-19, Xi put someone in charge with a record of executing controversial policies. On Feb. 13, China named Xia Baolong to head the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office atop a newly revamped reporting structure that created a clear chain of command from Hong Kong to Beijing.

The choice of Xia, a former close aide to Xi, set off alarm bells. In 2014 and 2015, he had overseen a crackdown on Christian churches in eastern Zhejiang province, in which crosses were cut from the roofs of houses of worship. Meanwhile, Luo Huining, a cadre known for executing Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, was appointed to head China’s top agency in Hong Kong, the Liaison Office.

It was Xia who briefed Hong Kong representatives Thursday night in Beijing on the plan to pass the new security law before the end of next week.

“They’ve got two guys who are totally not familiar with Hong Kong issues, and who have governed provinces in China in a heavy-handed way and think they can do the same in Hong Kong,” said Kwok, who has a law degree from King’s College, University of London. “They want to use a new strategy of terror, fear, attacks, criticism, direct intervention.”

In April, as Hong Kong’s own coronavirus outbreak began to subside and the city’s old political fights resumed, the two officials turned their attention to the gridlocked Legislative Council. There pro-democracy lawmakers including Kwok had used a quirk in the rules to stop action by the body’s agenda-setting House Committee.

The statement from the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office accusing lawmakers of crimes and demanding action was seen by some lawyers as a violation of constitutional provisions banning interference by Chinese agencies. The Liaison Office responded that the restriction didn’t apply because the Basic Law was approved by the National People’s Congress and the parliament had created the agencies to oversee Hong Kong.

It was a sign of things to come. Days later, Hong Kong police arrested 15 high-profile democracy activists including 81-year-old Martin Lee — often called the city’s “Father of Democracy” — on charges related to participating in illegal rallies. Several of those arrested were frequent targets of Chinese state media criticism, even though they were seen as having little role in the more recent “leaderless” protests.

Last Election?

“All these gestures are to show: ‘We’re in control. We’re going to crack down. You guys have to respect the parameters set down by Beijing and that political struggle is futile,’” said Joseph Cheng, a retired political science professor and veteran democracy activist.

Events accelerated in mid-May as pro-establishment lawmakers, aided by security guards, seized control of the House Committee from Kwok and moved to pass legislation criminalizing disrespect for the Chinese national anthem. On May 15, a police watchdog group exonerated the city’s police force from accusations of using excessive force against protesters, despite international criticism.

The moves have left Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp reeling just six months after winning 85% of seats in local council elections. Now, many government critics fear the new laws could be used to disqualify candidates for Legislative Council seats or expel winners after the vote — actions the government has taken repeatedly in recent years.

For Kwok, the statements showed he’s a top target. “We need to focus on the September election and tell people, ‘This may be the last election for Hong Kong,’” he said. “People really need to come out to vote.”

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Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns completes 5 years, director Aanand L Rai shares memories, Datto’s swagger – bollywood

Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns completes 5 years, director Aanand L Rai shares memories, Datto’s swagger – bollywood

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s film Tanu Weds Manu Returns completed 5 years on Friday. The actor and director Aanand L Rai took to social media to remember their film.

Aanand posted two stills as Instagram stories and wrote “memories”, “5 years of Tanu Weds Manu Returns”. On Twitter, he retweeted two posts by his own production house, Colour Yellow Productions. One tweet read “#5yearsofTWMR, Can we call this marriage hum do, humara ek?” while another said “Datto has more swagger than everyone combined”. The Instagram account handled by Kangana’s team too, posted pictures from the movie.

Kangana Ranaut and Aanand L Rai’s instagram stories were about Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Kangana Ranaut and Aanand L Rai’s instagram stories were about Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns was a sequel to the highly successful Tanu Weds Manu, a romantic comedy involving two most unlikely people, played by Kangana and R Madhavan. The lead cast was ably supported by actors like Swara Bhasker, Deepak Dobriyal and Jimmy Sheirgill among others. The film was particularly noteworthy in bringing forth the sights and sounds of Uttar Pradesh.

Kangana, meanwhile, has been living in self isolation with her family at her Manali home for close to two months now.

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She has been keeping her fans engaged by sharing snapshots of life in the mountains, her writing and poetry and her workout videos. She recently released a video where she recites Aasmaan, a poem penned and directed by her. In the video, Kangana is seen reflecting on her thoughts and walking around the terrain of Manali. She is narrating her thoughts by using sky as an analogy.

The video has been shot at Kangana’s home, in which the actor can be seen without any make-up, having tea, writing, lying on grass and sitting in front of a fireplace.

(With IANS inputs)

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Air passengers from these states to undergo 'institutional quarantine': DGP Kar…

Air passengers from these states to undergo 'institutional quarantine': DGP Kar…

In a Twitter post on Saturday morning, the office of DGP, Karanataka announced that “incoming domestic flight passenger from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi & Madhya Pradesh will undergo 7 day institutional Quarantine”.

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Lockdown measures have kept nearly 80 million children from receiving preventive vaccines

Lockdown measures have kept nearly 80 million children from receiving preventive vaccines

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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in stay-at-home orders that are putting young children at risk of contracting measles, polio and diphtheria, according to a report released Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Routine childhood immunizations in at least 68 countries have been put on hold due to the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 worldwide, making children under the age of one more vulnerable.

More than half of 129 counties, where immunization data was readily available, reported moderate, severe or total suspensions of vaccinations during March and April.


“Immunization is one of the most powerful and fundamental disease prevention tools in the history of public health,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Disruption to immunization programs from the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to unwind decades of progress against vaccine-preventable diseases like measles.”

The WHO has reported the reasons for reduced immunization rates vary. Some parents are afraid to leave the house due to travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus, whereas a lack of information regarding the importance of immunization remains a problem in some places.

Health workers are also less available because of COVID-19 restrictions.


The Sabin Vaccine Institute, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance also contributed to the report.

Experts are worried that worldwide immunization rates, which have progressed since the 1970s, are now being threatened.

“More children in more countries are now protected against more vaccine-preventable diseases than at any point in history,” said Gavi CEO Dr. Seth Berkley. “Due to COVID-19 this immense progress is now under threat.”

UNICEF has also reported a delay in vaccine deliveries because of coronavirus restrictions and is now “appealing to governments, the private sector, the airline industry, and others, to free up freight space at an affordable cost for these life-saving vaccines.”

Experts say that children need to receive their vaccines by the age of 2.

And in the case of polio, 90 percent of the population need to be immunized in order to wipe out the disease.

Polio is already making a comeback in some parts of the world, with more than a dozen African countries reporting polio outbreaks this year.


“We cannot let our fight against one disease come at the expense of long-term progress in our fight against other diseases,” said UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

“We have effective vaccines against measles, polio and cholera,” she said. “While circumstances may require us to temporarily pause some immunization efforts, these immunizations must restart as soon as possible or we risk exchanging one deadly outbreak for another.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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New recording of John Prine’s ‘Angel From Montgomery’ released by Recording Academy for COVID-19 relief

New recording of John Prine’s ‘Angel From Montgomery’ released by Recording Academy for COVID-19 relief

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A little over a month since his death, the Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine’sAngel From Montgomery.

The proceeds of the late singer’s song will support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Prine, one of the most influential artists in folk and country music, died in April from complications associated with the coronavirus.


In a tweet on Friday, the official Twitter account for the Recording Academy wrote: “We tragically lost music legend @JohnPrineMusic to COVID-19 complications. We can honor his legacy by helping the music community through this pandemic. Donate to @MusiCares  #COVID19 Relief Fund to help creators get the assistance they need #MusiCaresForUs.”

The new recording features artists, musicians and engineers who also are elected leaders in the Recording Academy, including singer-songwriter Christine Albert, Brandon Bush of Sugarland, John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band and Jeff Powell, an acclaimed Memphis engineer/producer.


Tammy Hurt, vice chair of the Recording Academy and one of the contributors on the recording, said in a statement that Prine — a two-time Grammy winner — was known for his giving spirit and the new “Angel From Montgomery” recording is a tribute to honor that spirit.

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019 file photo, John Prine accepts the Album of the Year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. 

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2019 file photo, John Prine accepts the Album of the Year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. 
(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

On Thursday, it was announced that Prine’s family and record label, Oh Boy Records, will present an online tribute titled, “Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine” on June 11.


According to the Tennessean, the celebration plans to “feature family and friends sharing memories and songs while raising money for several charitable organizations,” which includes the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Alive.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Arrivals in the U.K. will have to quarantine for 14 days, government says

Arrivals in the U.K. will have to quarantine for 14 days, government says

People arriving in the U.K. next month will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days and could face an unlimited fine if they fail to comply, the British government announced Friday.

The quarantine plan has sparked confusion and criticism from airlines, airports and lockdown-weary Britons wondering whether they will get to take a vacation abroad this summer.

Britain did not close its borders during the worst of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, which has been linked to more than 36,000 deaths in the U.K. It is introducing its quarantine requirement just as many other European countries are starting to open up again.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the rules will take effect June 8 and will apply to arrivals from all countries except Ireland, which has a longstanding free-movement agreement with the U.K. Ireland is expected to announce similar measures for people arriving there.

Patel said that as transmission of the virus within the U.K. slows, the quarantine will help prevent imported cases and a “devastating” second wave of the virus.

There will be exemptions for truckers and freight workers, front-line medics and seasonal agricultural labourers.

Britons returning from overseas will also have to stay home and avoid mixing with others for 14 days under the measures, which will be reviewed every three weeks.

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That is bad news for those hoping for a summer holiday abroad. Patel told a news conference that the government advice remains “very clear: nothing but essential travel” outside the country.

Arrivals will be tracked

Arriving passengers will have to provide contact details and will be checked on regularly during the two weeks, the government said. They will also be “encouraged” to download a contact-tracing app that authorities are developing.

Breaches can be punished with a 1,000 pound ($1,700 Cdn) spot fine, or by prosecution and an unlimited fine.

There has been confusion about the U.K. policy, after the government initially said it would not apply to people arriving from France. That prompted a rebuke from the European Union, which wants a co-ordinated policy across the 27-nation bloc.

Passengers wearing protective face masks are seen at Heathrow Airport on Friday. Britain is introducing its quarantine measures for travellers just as many other European countries are starting to open up again. (Toby Melville/Reuters)

Britain later said France would not be exempt.

Airlines have warned the British move could hobble their efforts to rebuild a business devastated by pandemic-related travel restrictions.

Tim Alderslade, chief executive of the industry group Airlines U.K., said a blanket quarantine was “just about the worst thing government could do if their aim is to restart the economy.”

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Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

The more-than-a-century-old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business all but vanished during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in needed relief.

Hertz said in a U.S. court filing on Friday that it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. Its international operating regions including Europe, Australia and New Zealand were not included in the U.S. proceedings.

The firm, whose largest shareholder is billionaire investor Carl Icahn, is reeling from government orders restricting travel and requiring citizens to remain home. A large portion of Hertz’s revenue comes from car rentals at airports, which have all but evaporated as potential customers eschew plane travel.

With nearly $19 billion US of debt and roughly 38,000 employees worldwide as of the end of 2019, Hertz is among the largest companies to be undone by the pandemic. The public health crisis has also caused a cascade of bankruptcies or Chapter 11 preparations among companies dependent on consumer demand, including retailers, restaurants and oil and gas firms.

U.S. airlines have so far avoided similar fates after receiving billions of dollars in government aid, an avenue Hertz has explored without success.

A Hertz rental car worker checks out cars at San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif., in May 2011. (Paul Sakuma/The Associated Press)

The Estero, Fla.-based company, which operates Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty car-rentals, had been in talks with creditors after skipping significant car-lease payments due in April. Forbearance and waiver agreements on the missed payments were set to expire on May 22. Hertz has about $1 billion US of cash.

The size of Hertz’s lease obligations have increased as the value of vehicles declined because of the pandemic. In an attempt to appease creditors holding asset-backed securities that finance its fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles, Hertz has proposed selling more than 30,000 cars a month through the end of the year in an effort to raise around $5 billion US, a person familiar with the matter said.

On May 16, the board appointed executive Paul Stone to replace Kathryn Marinello as CEO. Hertz earlier laid off about 10,000 employees and said there was substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.

Hertz’s woes are compounded by the complexity of its balance sheet, which includes more than $14 billion US of securitized debt. The proceeds from those securities finance purchases of vehicles that are then leased to Hertz in exchange for monthly payments that have risen as the value of cars fall.

A Hertz car rental location is seen closed during the coronavirus pandemic in Paramus, N.J., on May 6. (Ted Shaffrey/The Associated Press)

Hertz also has traditional credit lines, loans and bonds with conditions that can trigger defaults based on missing those lease payments or failing to meet other conditions, such as delivering a timely operating budget and reimbursing funds it has borrowed.

Hertz earlier signaled it could avoid bankruptcy if it received relief from creditors or financial aid the company and its competitors have sought from the U.S. government. The U.S. Treasury has started assisting companies as part of an unprecedented $2.3 trillion US relief package passed by Congress and signed into law.

A trade group representing Hertz, the American Car Rental Association, has asked Congress to do more for the industry by expanding coronavirus relief efforts and advancing new legislation targeting tourism-related businesses.

A customer checks in at a Hertz car rental counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November 2013. (David Goldman/The Associated Press)

Even before the pandemic, Hertz and its peers were under financial pressure as travellers shifted to ride-hailing services such as Uber.

To combat Uber, Hertz had adopted a turnaround plan, aiming to modernize its smartphone apps and improve management of its fleet of rental cars.

Hertz traces its roots to 1918, when Walter Jacobs, then a pioneer of renting cars, founded a company allowing customers to temporarily drive one of a dozen Ford Motor Co Model Ts, according to the company’s website.

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Oxford university: Oxford expands vaccine trial to older adults, kids

Oxford university: Oxford expands vaccine trial to older adults, kids

London: Oxford University said on Friday it is recruiting thousands of volunteers for the next phase in human trials of a coronavirus vaccine that it says are “progressing very well”.

Up to 10,260 adults and children will be enrolled as it expands the age range of people given the specimen vaccine and involves a number of partner institutions across Britain. The university began initial trials in April, administering more than 1,000 immunisations, with followup currently ongoing, it added.

“The clinical studies are progressing very well,” Andrew Pollard, head of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said in a statement. “We are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults, and to test whether it can provide protection in the wider population.”

However, Pollard told BBC radio it was “not possible to predict” when the potential vaccine might be ready for the wider population. “It is a very difficult question to know exactly when we will have proof that the vaccine works,” he said.

Much depended on having enough people who had been exposed to Covid-19 in the trial’s next phase, he added. The university and pharma giant AstraZeneca have signed a deal which could see up to 30 million of 100 million doses for the UK market available by September.

Oxford’s effort involves its multidisciplinary Vaccine Group, set up in 1994 to study new and improved inoculations, and the Jenner Institute, which works on both human and livestock diseases. It is based on a chimpanzee adenovirus — a common cold virus —which has been genetically changed to stop Covid-19 replicating in humans.

The first phase of trialling involved 160 healthy volunteers between 18 and 55. The next stage of the study will include older adults and children between the ages of five and 12.

A third set of trials will then assess how the vaccine works “in a large number of people over the age of 18”. The university’s potential vaccine is one of only eight globally to have started trials, according to the World Health Organization, which counts 118 different projects underway in total. AFP

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