A summary of the latest developments
- France records 107 additional deaths in 24 hours
- UK health authorities have found that older people, men, and ethnic minorities are more at risk from COVID-19
- First races of F1 World Championship announced
- Hundreds defy social-distancing measures in Italy as Salvini stages anti-government protest
- Bars and restaurants open in France as country enters phase two of reopening
Is hard-hit Sweden being snubbed by its Scandinavian neighbours?
In contrast to its neighbours in Scandinavia, Stockholm didn't impose a strict lockdown.
Larger gatherings were banned and universities closed, but schools remained open to younger children and restaurants and bars kept serving.
But, now that lockdown is gradually being lifted, are Sweden's neighbours snubbing the country over its coronavirus strategy?
Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-is-hard-hit-sweden-being-snubbed-by-its-scandinavian-neighbours
France records another 107 deaths in 24 hours as bars and restaurants reopen
France entered the second phase of its lockdown easing, opening bars, restaurants, more schools and cultural sites.
Russia tracking app sparks anger due to glitches causing mistaken fines
A tracking-app used in Russia to make sure coronavirus patients comply with self-isolation is sparking fury due to glitches and crashes that have resulted in hundreds of euros in fines per single users.
The app, called Social Monitoring, tracks users via GPS and sends them notifications at random times demanding a selfie to prove they're home.
If it detects they've left or if they fail to provide a photo to prove it, patients can be fined €50 each time.
Read the full story here: https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-russia-s-tracking-app-sparks-fury-after-mistakenly-fining-users
COVID-19's 'deep impact' on the space industry
Politicians in Europe warn that the economic impact on the space industry could be up to €1 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is partly down to private sector investments falling away in the economic slump.
Olivier Lemaitre, secretary-general of Eurospace, says he expects private customers will be investing less in satellite operations this year.
He believes that the space industry will need 'huge institutional support' for research and development activities. It is something, Lemaitre says, the EU countries do not 'fully grasp'.
Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/02/covid-19-s-deep-impact-on-the-space-industry
More on COVID-19 risk factors from Public Health England
'Caution has won the day' on UK quarantine plans: Expert
More information needed to determine why ethnic minorities are more at risk: Expert
Professor John Newton, testing coordinator for England, said on Tuesday in response to a question on why black, Asian, and other ethnic minorities are hit harder by the pandemic that "it is not necessarily because of their ethnicity, it may be related to their occupation or other reasons why they might be at higher levels of exposure".