Coronavirus live news: ‘Somebody was stupid’ – Trump continues to push Wuhan lab theory

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Madrid health official resigns over plans to ease lockdown and Russia overtakes Germany and France after record rise in cases

A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was abruptly shelved by the White House, according to AP News.
The document includes step-by-step guidance on how and when local authorities should allow businesses to reopen and life to resume as normal. The 17-page report was scheduled to be published on Friday but now the guidance “will never see the light of day,” a CDC official told AP.

It urges businesses to slowly reopen while continuing to observe social distancing, while the president has pushed for a rapid reopening despite fears of a surge in coronavirus cases.

Our Australia live blog has launched, covering developments in the country where news of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is expected.

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