Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca expected to miss EU vaccine target; WHO reports 20% drop in global deaths

Global cases, deaths continuing to decline, says WHO; French ICU patients with Covid at three-month high; AstraZeneca to deliver less than half promised doses to EU in second quarter – report

3.45am GMT

Hong Kong permanent residents are to receive HK$5,000 (US$640) in coupons in an effort to stimulate the economy, the South China Morning Post reports:

#LIVE: Every Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above, will receive HK$5,000 in consumption coupons in instalments. This will benefit 7.2 million people and cost HK$36 billion, Chan says, confirming a Post report https://t.co/LbjZr9flrm

3.28am GMT

Nicola Davis runs through the science behind the government’s decision to begin lifting lockdown restrictions, a four-stage plan that starts with the reopening of schools and could see the return of nightclubs on 21 June:

Related: The science behind England’s Covid exit plan – podcast

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