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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 700,000 as top US official to visit Taiwan

US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in veiled attack on China; Trump flounders in interview; France could lose control ‘any time’US: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUS: Trump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interview 7.29am BST Here are the latest figures of confirmed cases and deaths in the Western Pacific Region, according to the World Health Organisation. #COVID19 confirmed cases an...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, France, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Donald Trump, Manila, Trump, Alex Azar, Western Pacific Region


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 700,000 as Europe faces second wave

US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in veiled attack on China; Trump flounders in interview; France could lose control ‘any time’. Follow all the developmentsUS: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUS: Trump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interview 6.30am BST Schools in England should be the last to close and the first to reopen in the event of a second lockdown, the children’s commission...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, France, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Anne Longfield, Alex Azar, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 725 new Covid cases and 15 deaths as Qld closes border to NSW and ACT

Man in his 30s becomes youngest person to die, as Australia records deadliest day; NSW reports 12 new cases and says residents returning from Victoria must go to hotel quarantine for 14 days. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveHow did Victoria get here?NSW residents returning from Victoria must go to hotel quarantine Queensland to enforce hard border closure with NSW and ACT Full Story podcast: How Covid laid bare the cracks in aged care systemMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, NSW


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews announces 725 new Covid cases and 15 more deaths in press conference

Queensland closes border to NSW and ACT residents in surprise move; NSW reports 12 new Covid-19 cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live ‘It has to work’: the reins are tightening on a Covid-stricken Victoria, but how did we get here?Full Story podcast: How Covid laid bare the cracks in aged care systemMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.30am BST ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Guardian Australia


Coronavirus live news: US health secretary Azar to visit Taiwan as Europe faces second wave

Alex Azar praises ‘transparent’ handling of pandemic in veiled attack on China; Trump flounders in interview; France could lose control ‘any time’. Follow all the developmentsUS: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUS: Trump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interview 3.22am BST The Australian state of Victoria has confirmed that it recorded 725 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths in the past 24 ho...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Biden, Donald Trump, Beirut, Daniel Andrews, Trump, Martin Chulov


Coronavirus live news: Trump pressed on false death rate claim as Europe faces second wave

US president flounders in media briefing and TV interview; France could lose control any time; Nadal withdraws from US Open. Follow all the developmentsUS: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUS: Trump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interview 1.30am BST Peru, which has one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world, is facing political paralysis after congress refused to approve president Mar...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, France, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Peru, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Nadal, Martin Vizcarra, Coronavirus outbreak


Donald Trump flounders in interview over US Covid-19 death toll

President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey ...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, US Covid


Donald Trump on the ropes in interview over US Covid-19 death toll

President again says he is doing ‘incredible job’ fighting pandemic and casts doubt on Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump visibly floundered in an interview when pressed on a range of issues, including the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, his claims that mail-in voting is fraudulent, and his inaction over the “Russian bounty” scandal.The US president also repeatedly cast doubt on the cause of death of Jeffrey ...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, US Covid


Victorian nurses ask for urgent PPE as more than 730 health workers sick with Covid-19

Letter to Daniel Andrews outlines ‘distressing’ situation where nurses are not being given N95 masks and there ‘isn’t enough PPE’• Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictions• Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map• Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailNurses have written to Daniel Andrews asking to “urgently know what’s being done to protect and care for Victorian nurses” as more than 730 health workers in the state remain sick with active in...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Vic, Coronavirus outbreak


Minister refuses to name Victoria aged care homes battling Covid-19 due to 'reputational' fears

Federal aged care minister says he’s ‘reluctant to have a public hit list’, saying smaller facilities cannot ‘handle a big media influx’• Follow Tuesday’s Australia live blog• Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictions• Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map• Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailThe federal aged care minister and officials from the health department have refused to publicly release a list of aged care facilities in Victoria b...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Morrison, NSW, Guardian Australia, Vic, St Basil, Aged Care


Covid Australia: police officer in Victoria allegedly brutally bashed by anti-masker

Officer’s head allegedly smashed into ground at a Frankston shopping centre by 38-year-old woman who police say was refusing to comply with coronavirus restrictions• Follow Tuesday’s Australia live blog • Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictions • Australian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map • Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA Victoria police officer allegedly had her head repeatedly bashed into concrete by a woman who police say refused to ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, NSW, Vic, Frankston, Shane Patton, Coronavirus outbreak


'It's not going to be easy': experts on what Australia must do to curb Covid's spread | Tony Blakely, Michael Baker and Nick Wilson

We asked epidemiologists in Australia and New Zealand on the effectiveness of lockdowns and what’s nextAs of 2 August Australia had been experiencing average rates (smoothed over five days given how fluctuating daily counts are) of 500 to 600 per day in Victoria – although we may have just passed the peak with numbers perhaps beginning to fall in the last few days. But we still have a long way to go. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Nick Wilson, Coronavirus outbreak, Tony Blakely Michael Baker


Regional Victoria stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown rules explained

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has imposed stage three coronavirus restrictions across regional Victoria from 6 AugustMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Covid restrictions across AustraliaVic cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailAfter Victoria recorded another 671 cases of coronavirus on Sunday and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state.Stage 3 restrictions will...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Mitchell, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Victoria-NSW border communities brace for 'enormous heartache' as lockdown measures loom

Last month’s border closure set to be compounded by further disruption to life and business as regional Victoria returns to stage three restrictionsFollow the Australia liveblogMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailCommunities straddling Victoria and New South Wales are bracing for “enormous heartache” and even more disruption to business, with the looming lockdown...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian economy, NSW, Guardian Australia, Vic, Rural Australia, Coronavirus outbreak, Indi Helen Haines


Coronavirus Australia live update: 250,000 workers stood down as Victoria's stage 4 lockdown kicks in – latest news

Half a million Victorians could lose their jobs due to Covid-19 industry restrictions, economists say. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria’s Covid industry shutdown to throw one in seven of its workers out of employmentMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.24am BST Included in those 10 notices to appear for giving a false border declaration...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Logan, NSW, Guardian Australia, Coolangatta, Vic, Coronavirus outbreak


US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery – as it happened

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers. This live blog is closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus – latest updates 12.18am BST We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on our continuing coverage on our new global live blow below. Related: Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-19 12.01am BST...
Tags: Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak


Australia coronavirus live update: 250,000 workers stood down as Victoria's stage 4 lockdown kicks in – latest news

Half a million Victorians could lose their jobs due to Covid-19 industry restrictions, economists say. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveVictoria’s Covid industry shutdown to throw one in seven of its workers out of employmentMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage 3 restrictionsVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus cases mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 10.33pm BST Labor’s defence spokesman, Richard Marles, will use an address to the National Press Club ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Collins, Department Of Health, Morrison, Richard Marles, National Press Club, Julie Collins, BST Labor


Coronavirus live news: US treasury to borrow $947bn to aid recovery

Covid-19 survivors have higher rates of mental ill-health, study says; Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellersIran death toll three times higher than admitted, says reportBerlin protests against coronavirus rules divide leadersRussia claims to be ahead of rivals in vaccine raceUS coronavirus live - latest updatesUK coronavirus live - latest updates 9.29pm BST Supporters of a Senegalese Muslim religious and political leader ransacked a n...
Tags: UK, Science, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Dakar, Les Echos, Coronavirus outbreak, Tijaniyya, Serigne Moustapha Sy, The British Association of Leisure Parks Piers


Victoria's contact-tracing effort buckles under the weight of Covid-19 cases

ANU’s Peter Collignon says what’s important now is making sure people who test positive stay at homeStage 4 lockdown rules explainedDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsVictoria’s rise in Covid-19 case numbers is occurring so rapidly that contact tracing can no longer be relied upon to unearth all potential clusters in the state, according to epidemiologists who argue health detective work “won...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Victoria, ANU, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Collignon


Russia claims to be ahead of rivals in race to produce Covid vaccine

Moscow says it will start production next month and mass immunisation by OctoberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Russian government claims to have stolen a march on dozens of global rivals – including the US and UK – in the race to produce a viable coronavirus vaccine, saying it would start production of a vaccine next month and begin mass immunisation by October.The announcement came amid controversy over how Russia has rushed its two vaccine candidates through sa...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Coronavirus outbreak


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...
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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 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


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 ...
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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 (...
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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


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...
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