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Each week, Freethink's Progress Report will explore what the solutions of today will mean for your tomorrow. Here's what we're focusing on now:

  • Social distancing regulations aren't stopping protesters in Hong Kong. Demonstrations are going virtual, in the popular video game - Animal Crossing.

  • Apple and Google are coming together to work on eliminating the privacy concerns surrounding COVID-19 contact-tracing apps.

  • Researchers are using one kit to test multiple patients for the coronavirus and so far, the results from trials are promising.

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