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Five stories you need to know for April 7, 2021

Reuters, 07 Apr 2021
Five stories to know for April 7: President Biden says all Americans are set to be eligible for a COVID vaccine by April 19, Derek Chauvin's murder trial continues, Britain begins the rollout of the Moderna COVID vaccine, Japan cancels Olympic torch events across Osaka due to rising coronavirus infections and Myanmar's anti-coup protesters continue to take to the streets.

1. President Joe Biden moved up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all American adults to April 19, but warned that with new virus variants spreading “we’re still in a life-and-death race” with the coronavirus.

2. Prosecutors in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial presented a series of witnesses on Tuesday in a bid to show that the former Minneapolis police officer disregarded his training when he knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

3. Britain began using Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in Wales just as its rollout of other shots fell to their lowest level this year due to a supply crunch caused by manufacturing problems at AstraZeneca.

4. Japan’s western region of Osaka canceled Olympic torch events scheduled across the prefecture, as record coronavirus infections prompted its government to declare a medical emergency.

5. Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters, killing at least seven people and wounding several, media said.



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