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Good News Saturday

Round-up of positive news from around the world.

  • Budweiser is bringing back its iconic ‘Whassup’ ad as it looks to encourage people to check in on their friends during the lockdown.

  • B&Q has reopened all of its UK branches for the weekend, with 'strict social distancing measures' as the country tries to edge out of the lockdown.

  • Holland: World famous Keukenhof flower garden now 'virtually' open.

  • Number of diesel cars on UK roads falls for the first time since 1994.

  • TikTok: With 800 million users and a constant stream of entertainment, the social media channel has introduced a donation sticker allowing viewers to donate to charities throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and says it will match the first $10 million donated globally until May 27.

  • Canada announces ban on assault-style weapons.

  • Worldwide poll reveals that 48% of participants would happily take a pay cut if it meant they could work from home indefinitely and 37% say it makes them more productive.

  • WeWork: The communal workspace company has opened up their members only wellness programme to NHS staff in the UK and Ireland for free. The platform offers digital classes including breathwork, yoga and meditation.

  • UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, hits 100,000 daily coronavirus tests target in the nick of time.

  • Just in case you didn’t already have enough reasons to love Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, he recently disclosed that he and his wife Rita Wilson would be donating their blood to help scientists develop potential treatments.

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