Covid live news: schools in Ontario to stay shut until September; EU adds Japan to safe travel list

Canadian province will keep students learning from home to avoid risk of rising cases; EU ambassadors agree to add Japan to safe list

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The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in about 100 days after recognising a potential viral outbreak.

Eric Lander told The Associated Press: “This is a moment in so many ways, not just health, that we can rethink fundamental assumptions about what’s possible and that’s true of climate and energy and many areas.”

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