COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 20th May 2020

UK

321 NHS and social care workers, many who were born outside Britain, have now died from COVID-19 — 181 NHS staff & 131 care workers

http://dailym.ai/3cOTHtr

A 12-year-old girl who lost her mum to COVID-19 has been taken in by a member of her church in Staffordshire, with the support of her church pastor

https://bit.ly/2LJqBzB

UK High Court rejects Christian group’s call for a judicial review of government’s emergency legislation allowing women to have abortions at home

https://bit.ly/2XdrOET

Commonwealth

Catholic hospital in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka put on lockdown and all staff forced into self-quarantine after 22 staff test positive for COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2ToaJXC

Europe

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union warns that freedom of religion at stake in the context of fighting against COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2ziIHps

USA

YouTube deletes viral COVID-19 video by anti-lockdown epidemiologist
saying they are removing any content that goes ‘against WHO recommendations’

https://bit.ly/2zZdg3t

President Trump says coronavirus vaccine will be voluntary: ‘Not everyone is going to want to get it’

https://bit.ly/2X8VCCs

Finally, priest displays a protective mask appropriate for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass