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Coronavirus live news: Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; Belgium ICU admissions double

Belgium facing ‘extensive’ spread of cases; global cases pass 18m; Melbourne braces for further lockdown measuresGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST The number of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care units in Belgium has doubled in a month and the epidemic is spreading “intensively”, health officials warned on Monday, according to Reute...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Belgium, Melbourne, Reuters Belgium, Helena Smith, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneUK


Berlin protests against coronavirus rules divide German leaders

Up to 20,000 demonstrated against restrictions, raising fears of a rise in infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGerman leaders are divided over whether to restrict the rights of demonstrators, after tens of thousands who took to the streets of Berlin at the weekend failed to abide by hygiene and distancing rules.According to officials, up to 20,000 people took part in demonstrations against the government’s coronavirus restrictions at different locations across B...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Germany, Berlin, World news, The far right, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD, Coronavirus outbreak


Australia announces paid pandemic leave as states set tough new restrictions on industry – as it happened

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews outlines further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. This blog is now closed$1,500 pandemic leave disaster payment announcedVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.14am BST That’s where we’ll leave the blog for today. Thanks to ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Medical Journal, Amy Remeikis


Coronavirus near me: are UK Covid-19 cases rising in your local area?

Latest updates: how has Covid-19 progressed where you live? Check the week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandThe map shows local authorities where the number of cases has increased week-on-week and where it has fallen. Some of this is due to natural fluctuations, especially in areas where there are very few cases, and so a rise from 1 to 2 is a doubling. Increased testing also means that more cases may be being detected than previously, although the impact of th...
Tags: UK News, England Scotland Wales, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: PM announces $1,500 paid pandemic leave as Victoria records 429 new cases and 13 deaths

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews outlines further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, live$1,500 pandemic leave disaster payment announcedVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 9.26am BST Labor have now also criticised the ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Federal Government, Anthony Albanese


Coronavirus Australia live update: PM announces $1,500 paid pandemic leave as Victoria premier Dan Andrews outlines business restrictions

Premier outlines further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 8.29am BST The Covidsafe app has finally discovered close contacts not previously identified through manual contact tra...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, The Guardian, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Morrison, NSW


Jacinda Ardern: no trans-Tasman travel bubble for 'some time to come' – video

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern says while there was no timeframe on plans for a trans-Tasman travel bubble that would include Australia, the rise in Covid-19 cases in Victoria means it won’t happen for some time to come. Once hopeful of including other countries in the Pacific region in the travel bubble, Ardern has confirmed New Zealand’s borders will remain closed until the risk of coronavirus entering the country through visitors can be minimised. ‘We wish Victoria all the very best as the...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Pacific, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 429 new Covid-19 cases as premier Daniel Andrews announces more stage 4 business restrictions in press conference

Premier outlines further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.23am BST Is there another lever to pull after this?Brett Sutton:There aren’t really many other settings that you can ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 429 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths as premier Daniel Andrews to announce more stage 4 restrictions in press conference

Premier to outline further details of state’s new lockdown, including business shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria has 429 new cases and 13 deathsNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions explained; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria cases map; NSW cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 6.17am BST With Victoria headed to even stricter restrictions, Anthony Albanese has called for a three-point plan to ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese, NSW, Coronavirus outbreak


'They didn't close the deal': New Zealand looks on in horror at Melbourne Covid-19 crisis

Australia and NZ were once both heralded as coronavirus success stories, but Victorian outbreak has sparked anxiety across the TasmanCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWeeks ago they were praised globally as two countries acting in tandem to eliminate the spread of Covid-19. But on Monday, New Zealanders watched in horror as some of their neighbours across the Tasman Sea began their strictest period of Covid-19 lockdown yet after a resurgence of cases – while their own c...
Tags: Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Melbourne, Nz, Tasman Sea, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: July's terrible toll revealed as coronavirus cases double every six weeks

US cases hit 1.87 million last month, or double the previous record; WHO says pandemic continues to accelerate; Melbourne wakes to strict lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJuly was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far for many countries, with more than 8 million cases recorded – nearly as many as the first six months of the outbreak put together, figures have shown.With global infections passing 18 million on Monday, the World Health Organization (...
Tags: India, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Melbourne, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


Growers and producers at odds in France's 'champagne wars'

Coronavirus has hit the industry hard, with division over how to respondCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the champagne vineyards of France, the season of ripening, plumping and sweetening of the grapes ready for harvesting at the end of August, known as the veraison, has begun.Maxime Toubart, a relatively small vigneron who produces 25,000 bottles of bubbly from the 12-acre maison founded by his great-grandparents in 1900, has been cultivating his clients as well as...
Tags: Food, Europe, France, World news, Wine, Coronavirus outbreak, Maxime Toubart


Coronavirus live news: Global cases pass 18m as Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures

Residents in state of Victoria wake up after first night of curfew; ‘major incident’ declared in Manchester; Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Birx over handling of pandemic. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections pass 18mVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.21am BST Honduras will extend...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Victoria, Nancy Pelosi, Melbourne, Honduras, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Birx


Inside Lebanon's economic crisis - podcast

Scenes of economic despair are visible across Lebanon – from shops to homes, businesses to hospitals. Guardian journalist Martin Chulov discusses why the country is verging on financial collapseAcross all pockets of a country conditioned to hardship over decades of war and tumult, the effects of a catastrophic economic implosion were evident when the Guardian’s Middle East correspondent Martin Chulov took a road trip across Lebanon. Since March, the prices of most goods have nearly tripled, whil...
Tags: World news, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Lebanon, Martin, Martin Chulov, Rachel Humphreys, Coronavirus outbreak


Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts

Outbreaks of Covid-19 recorded on MS Roald Amundsen in Norway and the Paul Gauguin in Tahiti Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 has been detected on at least two cruise ships – one in the Arctic and one in the Pacific – just weeks after cruising holidays restarted.At least 40 passengers and crew from the MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and authorities are trying to contact trace hundreds of passengers from two recent Arctic voya...
Tags: Cruises, Europe, World news, Arctic, Norway, Pacific, Tahiti, Pacific Islands, Paul Gauguin, Roald Amundsen, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews to announce more stage four restrictions as NSW reports 13 new Covid-19 cases – latest news

Premier to outline further details of state’s new lockdown, including industry shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW has 13 new casesMelbourne stage 4 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explainedCoronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by stateSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.16am BST It’s not the first case at a distribution centre – but that might be the point.Hundreds of workers at a giant Woolworths Dist...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Union, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, Woolworths Distribution Centre


Australia coronavirus live update: Daniel Andrews to announce more stage four restrictions after Victoria's first night under curfew – latest news

Victorian premier to outline further details of state’s new lockdown, including industry shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMelbourne stage 4 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explainedCoronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by stateSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.15am BST Which led to this exchange over paid pandemic leave (which is already in place in some areas).Barnaby Joyce: Well, I suppose if you had...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Barnaby Joyce, Guardian Australia, Kochie


Coronavirus live news: Global cases near 18m as Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures

Residents in state of Victoria wake up after first night of curfew; ‘major incident’ declared in Manchester; Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Birx over handling of pandemic. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST...
Tags: Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Victoria, Nancy Pelosi, Melbourne, north west England, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


London risks losing its aura as a 'fun' place to work, economist fears

Capital could lose £178m in 2021 as companies decline to send all workers back to officesMajor cities such as London face more economic pain as some companies resist the government’s efforts to encourage workers back to their desks this week, economists have warned.Pablo Shah, a senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), fears that the capital could have lost its aura as a “fun” place to work, particularly in the digital and creative industries. Continue reading.....
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Economic recovery, Hospitality, Centre for Economics and Business Research Cebr, Coronavirus outbreak, Event Management And Tourism, Pablo Shah


NHS appeals for urgent plasma donations from Covid-19 survivors

Blood plasma containing coronavirus antibodies may help patients in any second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who have recovered from Covid-19 are being urged to donate their blood plasma as part of an urgent appeal to help the NHS treat those who fall ill during a potential second wave.The call follows news that the number of appointments booked each week as part of the ongoing NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) convalescent plasma collection has dropped by...
Tags: Health, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


We can't allow Pacific leaders to use coronavirus as a cover for authoritarianism | Dan McGarry and Tess Newton Cain

Lives and livelihoods must be the priorities for the region, not manufacturing an endless emergencyWorld map: which countries have the most cases?“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Across the Pacific, leaders are holding fast to the old political maxim. Some, even, seem happy to have the Covid-19 crisis around.Even in countries where there is no actual public health emergency, governments are using the threat of the virus as cover for overriding or diluting basic democratic principles. Conti...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Pacific Islands, Dan McGarry, Coronavirus outbreak, Tess Newton Cain


Australia coronavirus live update: Daniel Andrews to announce more stage 4 restrictions after Victoria's first night under curfew – latest news

Premier to outline further details of state’s new lockdown, including industry shutdowns. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveMelbourne stage 4 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explainedCoronavirus Australia map: tracking new cases, Covid-19 stats and live data by stateSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.23pm BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is expected to give more information today on expected tougher restrictions for workplaces and businesses...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Calla


Covid-19 in the Middle East: 'Normal life is back – including the tensions'

The Guardian’s international correspondent on the last few months in Jordan, where he is based, and across the region For most people, the first few days and weeks were pretty scary. We were reading stories about hospitals being overwhelmed, death rates growing exponentially. It’s never been as high here as it has been in Europe, but we did feel it here early on. It felt initially like an adrenaline rush. Jordan had one of the harshest lockdowns – for a period, you couldn’t leave your home for a...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, World news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Jordan, Membership, Coronavirus outbreak


Violent criminality bounces back to pre-coronavirus levels

London mayor warns crime could spike as lockdown eases and demands support for police and youth services Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageViolent criminality has climbed back to pre-coronavirus levels prompting warnings from London’s mayor and Birmingham’s police commissioner that it could escalate further as the pandemic crisis hits the economy.Sadiq Khan told the Guardian he believed there was “a real risk of violent crime spiking as lockdown is eased” and demanded m...
Tags: Politics, London, Crime, UK News, Birmingham, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


South Africa registers more than half a million coronavirus cases

Infections rise following easing of lockdown as government struggles to retain public trustCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Africa has registered more than half a million confirmed cases of Covid-19, health officials have said, as the government struggles to retain public trust amid allegations of widespread corruption, arbitrary decisions on restrictions and administrative incompetence.Africa’s most industrialised nation was widely praised for its early response...
Tags: Africa, World news, South Africa, Coronavirus outbreak


Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after catching coronavirus

Bollywood star idolised in India discharged three weeks after contracting ‘mild’ symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.Bachchan’s actor-son, Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, remains in hospital. His daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week. Conti...
Tags: Science, Film, India, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Bachchan, Aaradhya, Aishwarya Rai, Coronavirus outbreak, Abishek


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18m

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.13pm BST A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Mexico, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneSee


Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases

Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, China, India, Africa, Israel, Americas, Narendra Modi, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news


'No one expected this': York at crossroads as coronavirus takes toll

Pandemic prompts difficult questions as fears grow over future of city where one in four jobs rely on tourismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor a city that has been at the heart of major national events for 17 centuries, beloved both by medieval kings and warring Romans, York has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the years.But new questions about the future of the former Viking capital of England are being asked as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to devastate i...
Tags: Business, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, York, North Of England, Coronavirus outbreak, Romans York


Does stage 4 'shock and awe' in Melbourne mean we should have gone for elimination of coronavirus after all? | Gay Alcorn

Declaring a ‘state of disaster’ in Victoria gives police more authority, and hope that Covid cases can be contained within six weeksEven the vast majority of Victorians who accepted stage 3 restrictions as necessary, if depressing, would have been confronted by what premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday. They were the tightest coronavirus restrictions ever imposed in Australia and among the toughest in the world.Melburnians had just got used to compulsory mask wearing and now are to be conf...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, New Zealand, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Alcorn, Coronavirus outbreak



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