England take on South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Eddie Jones’ side will be aiming to secure their second World Cup crown, 16 years after their maiden triumph, while the Springboks hope for a repeat of the 2007 final when they defeated England 15-6 for their second Webb Ellis Trophy.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at England’s path to the Yokohama showpiece in pictures.
A critical Covid-19 vaccine trial is underway in South Africa. The initial results for the Oxford developed vaccine have been promising. Researchers however say that the real test for the experimental vaccine will come in South Africa. According to CNN, scientists in Johannesburg are trying to enroll 2,000 participants in the vaccine trial. South Africa has reported over 381,000 cases of COVID-19, with a death toll of 5,368.
Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has found fresh legs over the past few weeks, with Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organisation (WHO) both recording daily highs in newly reported infections.The Department for Health and Social Care said on Friday it was “pausing” publication of daily death figures for the whole of the UK after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into claims by researchers that there were “statistical flaws” in the way they are calculated.
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