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Coronavirus live news: Global cases top 20m as WHO chief says ‘it’s never too late to turn outbreak around'

Deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO; US weekly deaths fall 16%; EU health agency calls for new lockdowns; Follow the latest updatesFrance extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a press briefing by a Secret Service agent on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO chief says ‘it’s never too late to turn outbreak around' as cases near 20m

Deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHO; US weekly deaths fall 16%; EU health agency calls for new lockdowns; Follow the latest updatesFrance extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.24am BST In case you missed this earlier: The European Union’s health agency has called on member states that are seeing an increase in cases of c...
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Coronavirus live news: EU health agency calls for new lockdowns as Greece 'formally' enters second wave

World Health Organization says it has received just 10% of funds it needs for Covid fight and urges Europe to react fastFrance extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.55pm BST Restaurants and bars in some of Greece’s top tourist destinations will be subject to a night curfew, after coronavirus infections in the ...
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Puerto Ricans demand answers after lack of ballots forces primary delay

Hundreds of voters turned away from shuttered centers that received ballots several hours late or never received them at allPuerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the US territory’s democracy. Related: Coronavirus US: study shows 97,000 children tested positive in last two weeks of July – live Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Greece 'formally' in second wave, says expert, as WHO warns Europe to react fast

World Health Organization says it has received just 10% of funds it needs for Covid fightGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 2.27pm BST 2.04pm BST Educational authorities across Germany are divided over whether students should be required to wear masks during lessons, as schools reopen in large swathes of the country today, writes Philip Oltermann, the Gua...
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China sanctions 11 US citizens including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

NGOs also targeted in tit-for-tat measure arising from Hong Kong security crackdownChina has placed sanctions on 11 US citizens, including legislators and the heads of several US-based non-governmental organisations, in the latest tit-for-tat measure over a national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing.In response to a similar move by the US last week, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday it would target US citizens who have “behaved egregiously on Hong Kong-related issues”. Continue ...
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Donald Trump denies asking how to add face to Mount Rushmore

US president asked South Dakota official how to add extra presidents, says New York TimesDonald Trump has denied that his team ever approached South Dakota’s governor about adding his face to the iconic monument depicting four presidents at Mount Rushmore. However, he added that it “sounds like a good idea to me!”The New York Times reported a Republican party official source on Saturday stating that a White House aide reached out to Kristi Noem’s office with the question: “What’s the process to ...
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Coronavirus live news: Europe must react fast to new flare-ups, warns WHO emergencies chief

World Health Organization says it has received just 10% of funds it needs for Covid fightGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.11pm BST Authorities in Iran have shut down a newspaper after it published remarks by an expert who said that official figures on the country’s coronavirus outbreak only account for 5% of the real toll, according to the Associated Press...
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Coronavirus live news: Australia records deadliest day as global cases near 20 million

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since JuneGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27am BST The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help fight Covid-19 and provide flood assistance in communities. Leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency last month and imposed a lockdown in Kaesong, near the border with South Kore...
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US health secretary praises Taiwan's Covid-19 response during rare high-level visit

Alex Azar is the most senior US official to visit Taipei in 40 years, threatening to escalate US-China tensionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US health secretary, Alex Azar, has met with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, in the highest-level US visit in more than four decades, pledging “strong support and friendship” from president Donald Trump.The meeting in Taipei on Monday threatened to escalate worsening tensions between the Washington and Beijing, the latter...
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Global report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 million as Australia suffers deadliest day

Cases in Britain rise over 1,000 a day for first time since June; one in every 65 Americans has tested positive; US health secretary praises TaiwanCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFive months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus crisis a global pandemic, the number of Covid cases globally is nearing 20m, with almost 730,000 known deaths.The current number of confirmed infections stands at 19,792,519, according to data from Johns Hopkins Universi...
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Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions

Details on staff uniforms come after CEO Tim Cook says he will not tolerate modern slaveryApple has imported clothes – probably uniforms for staff in stores – from a company facing US sanctions over forced labour at a subsidiary firm in China’s western Xinjiang region, shipping records show.The details come a week after Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, told the US Congress he would not tolerate forced labour or modern-day slavery in the company’s supply chains. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Australia suffers deadliest day

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mGreece sees highest daily case riseUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage 1.30am BST China reported on Monday 49 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 9, compared with 23 cases a day earl...
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Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage 12.17am BST Greece Greek authorities have announced a record daily number of 203 new coronavirus case...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest single rise

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; fire at Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 6.29pm BST Despite international tourism facing its worst crisis since records began, Saudi Arabia has agreed with ...
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Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest daily rise

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; fire at Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 5.17pm BST Greece has recorded 203 new infections in the 24 hours to Sunday, its highest daily tally since the star...
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Coronavirus live news: pandemic plunges UK into deepest slump on record; 10 die after fire at Indian Covid facility

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 3.27pm BST “When 700,000 Scottish children start returning to school from Tuesday, they’ll have to find new ways to mark th...
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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Covid plunges UK into deepest slump on record

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; US approaches horrific milestone; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real?Australia records deadliest day of the pandemic so far 2.27pm BST A further 10 people who have died in hospital in England, having either tested posit...
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Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in California

Music tycoon is having surgery but ‘doing fine’, his spokeswoman saysSimon Cowell is said to have undergone surgery after breaking his back in a fall from an electric bike in California.The music mogul’s spokeswoman said he was was in hospital and was “doing fine”. Continue reading...
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Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

Music tycoon and entertainer having surgery but his spokeswoman says he is ‘doing fine’ Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back while testing out an electric bike in California, it emerged on Sunday.The 60-year-old entertainer, who has a home in Malibu, was said by his spokeswoman to be “doing fine”. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australia records deadliest day

US approaches horrific milestone; Australian border restrictions tighten as state of Victoria reports 17 dead; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown 7.25am BST AAP: A new Alcohol and Drug Foundation survey has found o...
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Global report: US nears 5m Covid cases; New Zealand goes 100 days without local transmission

US nears milestone as Trump extends jobless aid; NZ warns against complacency; Australia records deadliest day of pandemic to dateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US is nearing the grim milestone of 5 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, with more than 160,000 deaths, as Donald Trump used executive orders to extend coronavirus aid into next year, with a lower level of support for the unemployed.With the US recording nearly 2 million more cases than the next worst-affe...
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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up

US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown 1.28am BST Australia: The current lockdown conditions in Melbourne, Victori...
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U.S. has most coronavirus cases in the world, 5 million and counting

Five million. That's how many coronavirus cases the U.S. has reported since the outbreak began this year. The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of all nations in the world. Brazil is second. The South American country recently reached the milestone of more than 100,000 deaths. on America's grim milestone of more than 5 million known coronavirus infections: No other country has reported as many cases. Brazil ranks second, with about three million, and India is third with tw...
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Trump bypasses Congress with order for coronavirus relief including less unemployment aid – as it happened

Trump gives speech at New Jersey golf club‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.20pm BST We’ll be shutting down today’s blog shortly. Here’s a glance at today’s major news items: 10.47pm BST Trump’s decision to unilaterally extend federal unemployment insurance through executive order will almost certainly promp...
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Trump bypasses Congress with order for coronavirus relief including less unemployment aid – live

Trump gives campaign-style speech at New Jersey golf club‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.17pm BST The question-and-answer session following Trump’s thinly veiled campaign speech was short even by more abbreviated standards of the post-disinfectant era. He fields seven questions from reporters, mostly focusing ...
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Nasa to change 'harmful' and insensitive' planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says ‘certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive’ and vows to drop any reference to themNasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it ha...
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Trump reportedly expected to sign executive order for Covid relief today – live

Trump to hold press conference this afternoon‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 7.21pm BST Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware on Sunday to meet with Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee continues to weigh potential running mates ahead of the November election, the Associa...
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Trump pledges to break stimulus gridlock as millions go without Covid-19 benefits – live

‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.22pm BST While millions of Americans are suffering economic hardship during the pandemic, many of the wealthiest in the country have become richer. For example, in the 12 weeks between 18 March and 11 June, the combined wealth of all US billionaires increased by more than $637bn ...
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Brazil's ex-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000

Luiz Henrique Mandetta says president’s ‘misguided’ handling of crisis has failed to comfort familiesJair Bolsonaro’s former health minister has accused the Brazilian president of failing to offer any comfort to the families of the 100,000 Brazilians who have lost their lives to Covid-19.In an interview marking Brazil’s latest Covid-19 milepost, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was sacked in April after challenging the president’s internationally condemned coronavirus response, expressed consternatio...
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