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Coronavirus developments at a glance: 24-30 April

The latest coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic from Research Professional News

The Swiss government has launched a national research programme to study the effects of Covid-19 on the economy, politics and society.

The European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, which assess treatments and diseases respectively, have teamed up to launch studies of the effects of Covid-19 vaccines.

A major longitudinal study tracking the life chances of young people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will be launched later this year.

Universities in England have reported more than 75,000 cases of Covid-19 since the start of the autumn term, the Department for Education has revealed.

University College London has sent 100 non-invasive breathing aids to India as part of the UK government’s shipment of emergency medical supplies. India’s inclusion on the red list of countries from which most travellers are banned due to soaring cases of coronavirus has prompted worries for thousands of students.

Leading researchers have called for a shift in how international collaborations are rewarded following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The South African Medical Research Council has restarted vaccinating health workers against Covid-19 after suspending the programme because of reports of blood clots in the United States.

New Zealand
Education New Zealand, a government agency, has issued a call for partners to set up overseas education centres in an attempt to salvage the country’s international education industry in the wake of Covid-19.