Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Saturday May 16 | ABC News

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A rapid response team is continuing to test residents and staff at a central Queensland aged care facility after a nurse tested positive for coronavirus.

So far 193 staff and patients have returned negative tests.

The news comes as thousands of Queensland and Australian Capital Territory businesses are reopening as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the country.

In this update:
0:00 – Queensland tests almost 200 staff and patients at an aged care facility after a nurse tests positive for COVID-19.
2:36 – Victoria has recorded another 11 cases of coronavirus overnight.
3:34 – Thousands of Queensland and ACT businesses are reopening as coronavirus restrictions ease.
8:18 – Concerns have been raised about whether hospitals will be able to secure enough personal protective equipment as elective surgeries ramp up.
9:50 – The head of the World Health Organization has called for global solidarity in the development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
10:55 – A potential coronavirus vaccine being researched in the US appears to have limited the severity of the disease in monkeys.
13:50 – In the UK, scientists are warning the COVID-19 reproduction, or ‘R’ rate is increasing and is now between 0.7 and 1.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-16/coronavirus-australia-live-news-covid-19-latest-restrictions/12254502

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