COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 21st August 2020

UK

Coronavirus death rate continues to fall – if there had been a correlation between rise in cases and deaths, fatalities should have risen to around 35 per day

https://bit.ly/2QaSRO1

Households in Oldham and Blackburn will be banned from meeting together from midnight tonight

http://dailym.ai/3hifoUN

The innovative use of new technologies such as virtual reality during the COVID-19 crisis

https://bit.ly/2YlOmVf

Commonwealth

Australian government to discuss denying those who refuse a coronavirus vaccine access to restaurants, international travel and public transport

https://bit.ly/3aJsAj8

Europe

Germany, France, Italy and Spain see their highest number of coronavirus infections in months

http://dailym.ai/34kohcR

USA

San Francisco officials reprimand Catholic officials — yet again — for violating coronavirus health orders

https://bit.ly/2Yp9vOa

What if parish ministry never returns to ‘normal’…intentionally?

https://bit.ly/3gk7SHV

World

Regional Director for WHO Europe ‘very concerned’ over rising number of cases among under-24s who think they’re invulnerable

https://bit.ly/32geodt

And finally, Irish police out in force to stop pilgrims getting to Knock for the Assumption