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Five things you need to know
The International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says he understands why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 games would have to be cancelled if it isn't held next year.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 21, 2020
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has said that the Tokyo Games would have to be called off if the event cannot be held next year due to the pandemic.
#Amphan, the first tropical cyclone of the 2020 season in the North Indian basin, has made landfall. The powerful storm slammed ashore near the border of eastern #India and #Bangladesh, delivering substantial storm surge to coastal areas. https://t.co/FWG4IG5kwV pic.twitter.com/VxJBdD9DjM— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) May 20, 2020
Cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction after hitting the coastal areas of India and Bangladesh. Many areas have flooded and homes have been destroyed. Millions of people were evacuated before the cyclone made landfall. At least 84 people have lost their lives.
Thanks to @HHSGov @SecAzar we’re proud to announce US commitments for @UniofOxford #COVID19 vaccine, as we are working on a number of agreements in parallel to ensure broad & equitable supply throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic. https://t.co/I1yPwrkASO pic.twitter.com/fYXtKRAWX1— AstraZeneca (@AstraZeneca) May 21, 2020
The US Department of Health has pledged $1.2 billion to secure a potential vaccine from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The vaccine’s development is in partnership with the University of Oxford. The federal government is looking to secure 300 million doses for its citizens.
Ontario records more than 400 new cases of COVID-19; death toll nears 2,000 https://t.co/IL0PJHfhsY— CTV News (@CTVNews) May 21, 2020
Ontario is nearing a death toll of 2,000 as the province announced 413 new cases in a single day. Officials have conducted 577,682 tests so far, and 5,051 tests remain under investigation.
British Columbia's top doctor says that a second wave of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus is inevitable in Canada, but that the lessons learned over the past few months will help inform future responses.https://t.co/j7M3V3uCe1— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) May 21, 2020
BC’s top doctor Bonnie Henry says that a second wave of coronavirus infections is inevitable, adding that the world has never seen a pandemic that didn't have a second wave. Henry explained that lessons learned in the past few months will help guide us through that time.