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Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 95,000 as 1 in 10 Americans lose their jobs

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.34am BST The Japanese government is considering widening its state of emergency after two prefectures asked to be covered by the measures. 3.29am BST ...
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Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 95,000 as 1 in 10 Americans lose their jobs

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.36am BST The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catchi...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Johnson, Ashley Bloomfield


Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 95,000 as Boris Johnson leaves intensive care

16.8 million Americans out of work; French deaths pass 12,000; South Africa extends lockdown by a fortnight. Follow the latest updates. Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.34am BST New York broke its record for the largest single-day coronavirus death toll for the third consecutive day, the governor announced on Thursday, a...
Tags: New York, Science, Biology, Russia, Africa, Opec, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases pass 1.5m as Boris Johnson leaves intensive care

Italy’s curve flattening but deaths rise by 610; UK’s PM improves in hospital; virus could push 500m people into povertyFull story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.03pm BST Reacting to the news that Boris Johnson has left intensive care and returned to a ward, Dr Tom Wingfield, senior clinical lecturer and honorary consultant physi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Hamas arrests Gaza peace activists for Zoom chat with Israelis

Rami Aman and others held for ‘establishing normalisation activities ... via the internet’Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip have arrested local peace campaigners for treason after they held a Zoom virtual conference with Israeli activists.Eyad al-Bozom, a spokesperson from the Hamas-run interior ministry, said the prominent Palestinian figure Rami Aman and others had been detained on charges of “establishing normalisation activities with the Israeli occupation via the internet”. Continue r...
Tags: Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Interior Ministry, Rami Aman, Eyad al Bozom


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases pass 1.5m as US sees new record unemployment

Boris Johnson stable in intensive care; US unemployment rises 6.6m in a week; virus could push 500m people into povertyHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.24pm BST The Canadian death toll from the coronavirus outbreak is likely to be between 11,000 and 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, outlining the two most likely ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, China, Singapore, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


Saudi Arabia begins two-week ceasefire in Yemen due to coronavirus

Aid agencies welcome move amid fears virus outbreak could devastate war-torn countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSaudi Arabia has started a two-week unilateral ceasefire in Yemen, in a move designed to show its awareness of the threat the coronavirus poses to a war-torn country with only rudimentary health services.So far no Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country. However, Saudi Arabia, with which Yemen shares a border, has suffered more than 40 deaths an...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Yemen, Arabia, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Iran deaths pass 4,000 as US insists isolation measures are working after record daily toll

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; US protective equipment stockpile nearly empty; virus could push 500m people into povertyThe cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.23pm BST The number of new infections continued to rise in Afghanistan on Thursday, as thousands of migrants poured back from Pakistan amid a surge of infectio...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, Indonesia, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 90,000 as US says isolation measures are working

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; US protective equipment stockpile nearly empty; virus could push 500m people into poverty. Follow the latest updates.US sees highest one-day death tollCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.18am BST You can get in touch with me at any time with questions, comments, or tips on Twitter @helenrsullivan. 6.17am BST A helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse who are seeking help to chan...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


From blocked-off beaches to bench bans: Easter lockdowns around the world

Authorities have announced measures ranging from the draconian to the quixoticCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAuthorities around the world are preparing to use curfews, roadblocks, travel bans, surveillance technology and threats of fines and arrests to deter people from travelling and congregating over Easter.Many governments have already announced tighter restrictions and increased police enforcement in an effort to sustain lockdowns during a holiday period traditio...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Israel, Americas, World news, Australia news, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.5m as UK and US suffer worst daily death tolls

Boris Johnson still in intensive care but condition improves; virus fears halt Saudi military operations in Yemen; global trade could fall up to a third. Follow the latest updates. US sees highest one-day death tollCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live See all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Donald Trump has blamed the World Health Organization for failures in the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, even threatening ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Global trade forecast to fall by up to a third amid Covid-19 pandemic – as it happened

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; global cases pass 1.4 million. This blog is now closed.Follow our new coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.36am BST That White House press briefing is now over. We’ll have a summary for you soon, in the meantime we are closing this blog and I’ve fired up a new one at the link below. Head over there for more rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic an...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, White House, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Indiana, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak


Syrian regime blamed for sarin gas attacks in landmark report

Report by UN-aligned body that oversees chemical weapons use is hailed by rights groups The UN-aligned body that oversees chemical weapons use has for the first time blamed the Syrian regime for using sarin gas on the battlefield in a report hailed by rights groups as a landmark moment with implications for war crimes investigations.The report, released on Wednesday by the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), accuses the Syrian Air Force of twice using sarin to attack the ...
Tags: Russia, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, War Crimes, Un, Bashar al-Assad, Air Force, Chemical Weapons, OPCW, Ltamenah


Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveUS sees highest one-day death toll from coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST A retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who live...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Global, US, Toronto, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Johnson


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as Wuhan reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.31pm BST Pope Francis has admitted to moments of selfishness while living in lockdown at the Vatican, and has saluted people on the frontline of the fight against the...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Nigeria, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Delta, Vatican, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as China's Wuhan city reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.31am BST More than 17,000 people in Australia have joined a movement to stage a rent and mortgage payment strike, as many people in the country face running out of money as they are forced t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.28am BST The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concern, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Who, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as UK scientists project UK will become hardest-hit European country

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 million. Follow the latest updates.Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.17am BST Here’s a look at this morning’s front pages in the UK, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends his second night in intensive care with coronavirus. Wednesd...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; top EU scientist resigns over bloc’s response to virus; cases in Africa pass 10,000; Follow the latest updates. Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10US coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST Taking a short break from that White House briefing now to focus on London, where the first patients were admitted on Tuesday ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, White House, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UN inquiry stops short of directly blaming Russia over Idlib attacks

Report says ‘government of Syria and/or its allies’ carried out strikes on hospitals and schoolA UN investigation has stopped short of directly calling Russia a perpetrator in attacks on hospitals and other humanitarian infrastructure in rebel-held areas of Syria, a move greeted with disappointment from rights groups.A summary of a 185-page internal report submitted to the UN security council on Monday said that in five of seven cases studied – among them four medical sites, a school and a child...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, UN Security Council, Russia Bashar al Assad


Iranian official backtracks after calling Chinese Covid-19 figures a 'joke'

Comments from Kianoush Jahanpour draw reproach from Chinese ambassadorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIran’s health ministry spokesman has backtracked after he described China’s official figures on the coronavirus outbreak as a “joke”.Kianoush Jahanpour made the remarks at a press conference and a tweet on Sunday, adding that China had given the impression that coronavirus was like influenza but with fewer deaths. Continue reading...
Tags: China, World news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Coronavirus outbreak, Kianoush Jahanpour


OPCW report set to blame Syria chemical attacks on Bashar al-Assad

Watchdog to release first report blaming president for attacks during the conflictThe UN’s chemical weapons watchdog is expected to release its first report explicitly blaming Bashar al-Assad for sarin and chlorine gas attacks on civilians in Syria as efforts to establish accountability for the use of chemical agents in the nine-year-old conflict gain momentum.Observers anticipate that public and classified versions of a report by a new unit at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical We...
Tags: World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Bashar Al Assad, Damascus, Chemical Weapons, Douma, OPCW, Khan Sheikhun, Lataminah


Report set to blame Syria chemical attacks on Bashar al-Assad

Watchdog to release first report blaming president for attacks during the conflictThe UN’s chemical weapons watchdog is expected to release its first report explicitly blaming Bashar al-Assad for sarin and chlorine gas attacks on civilians in Syria as efforts to establish accountability for the use of chemical agents in the nine-year-old conflict gain momentum.Observers anticipate that the report by a new unit at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be published o...
Tags: World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Bashar Al Assad, Damascus, Chemical Weapons, Douma, OPCW, Khan Sheikhun, Lataminah


Former world officials call on US to ease Iran sanctions to fight Covid-19

Group of former diplomats and ministers says shifting rules on medical trade could save hundreds of thousands of livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest: at a glanceA group of 24 senior diplomats and defence officials, including four former Nato secretary generals, have urged Donald Trump to save “potentially hundreds of thousands of lives” across the Middle East by easing medical and humanitarian sanctions on Iran. Related: US ignores calls to suspe...
Tags: China, US, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nato, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Hans Blix, International Monetary Fund (IMF, Coronavirus outbreak


What an Iranian film about a leper colony can teach us about coronavirus

The House Is Black is a poetic documentary classic from 1962 all about social isolation and illness and their disproportionate effects on the dispossessedCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the autumn of 1962, the celebrated Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad made what would be her first and last film. Regarded as a precursor to the Iranian new wave and now considered a classic, The House Is Black is a documentary abo...
Tags: Film, World news, Iran, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, House, Tabriz, Forough Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Farrokhzad, Documentary films, Coronavirus outbreak


Calls to seal off ultra-Orthodox areas add to Israel's virus tensions

Rules enforcement highlights problem of getting message across to minority communityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt wasn’t a typical police operation. Two Israeli officers were to go undercover, although not posing as drug dealers or arms traffickers. For this particular assignment, they were to disguise themselves as ultra-Orthodox Jews.Their mission on Friday was to bust an illegal gathering in a synagogue. People were praying together, a practice that is now aga...
Tags: Science, Israel, Religion, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Judaism, Coronavirus outbreak


The Observer view on coronavirus, a tragedy for poorer nations

If Europe, the US and China are struggling to contain it, what chance for millions of people in less developed countries?It is a terrible thing to see a disaster in the making and be unable to prevent it. Yet this is the prospect confronting us if we dare to look beyond the walls and parapets of a Britain besieged by the coronavirus invader. Tens of millions of people in poorer, less developed countries across the world face a looming catastrophe that appears as unstoppable as it is potentially ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, Africa, Americas, US, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Gaza, Middle East, Coronavirus outbreak


Australian children remain trapped in al-Hawl camp as region braces for coronavirus

Fresh calls for Australia to repatriate its citizens amid fears the camp is vulnerable to a Covid-19 outbreakSign up for Coronavirus: Australia at a glance, our daily email newsletterForty-seven Australian children remain trapped in the abject al-Hawl camp in north-east Syria, as the region braces for a potential Covid-19 outbreak.Syria has reported only a handful of cases, and there are none confirmed in the camp housing 68,000 women and children, most of them family of Islamic State fighters, ...
Tags: Australia, Islamic State, Australia news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Australian politics, Peter Dutton, Hawl, north east Syria, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Sanctions should not impede coronavirus fight, EU diplomat says

Josep Borrell backs UN call for global ceasefire to allow the world to focus on pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Sanctions should not stop the delivery of medical equipment and supplies to countries battling outbreaks of coronavirus, the EU’s top diplomat has said.Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, made the comments in a declaration on Friday backing the UN’s call for an immediate global ceasefire to allow the world to focus on t...
Tags: Europe, Americas, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, European Commission, Un, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Josep Borrell, Coronavirus outbreak


Sanctions are crippling Iran's fight against coronavirus | Pirouz Hanachi

As mayor of Tehran I have seen lives lost as a result of medical shortages. This is no time for vindictive politics• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageTo many of us urban administrators in Iran, the onslaught of coronavirus has underscored an important fact of life: no town, city or nation can be indifferent to global crises, even in far-flung corners of our world.Indeed, while the mantra of good governance over the past century has been to “think global, act local”, we...
Tags: Business, Science, Republicans, Economics, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Tehran, Donald Trump, Pirouz Hanachi, Coronavirus outbreak



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