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Coronavirus live news: Cases approach 1.2m as Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death'

Quarter of cases globally are in US; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates. Latest developments: at a glanceComing back to life after lockdown in Wuhan‘Mask wars’: US faces more accusations of outbiddingFocus turns to US as coronavirus continues to spreadSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.10am BST Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sparked outrage on Friday by posing for photographs at the plaza that was the centre of anti-government pro...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Biology, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Wuhan


Ventilator crisis lands Britain's manufacturers with greatest test

Dozens of companies have pooled resources in an attempt to produce tens of thousands of machines as Covid-19 strikesBritish manufacturing this month faces perhaps the greatest test in its history. Specialist firms have joined forces with industrial powerhouses such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce in an unprecedented collaborative effort to make medical ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients.In a conference call earlier this month, Boris Johnson urged business to make 30,000 of the devices in a matter ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Airbus, Manufacturing sector, Babcock International, Dyson Ltd, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


'It's not so easy to return from the dead': coming back to life after lockdown

Yu Wong’s life was transformed when Wuhan was shut down due to Covid-19. Here he describes how it feels to re-enter the world after two months insideBefore any other place in the world, Wuhan first suffered the invisible, brutal attack of the coronavirus. Some Wuhanese, worried about their health, with fear in their hearts, have stayed home. Others have already left us forever.It is not an exaggeration to say that from early morning hours of January 23, when the lockdown in Wuhan began, life in ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Yu Wong


How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?Coronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said RNA from the virus that causes Covid-19 was found in the Diamond Princess ship 17 days aft...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Life and style, US news, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infectionFind all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest news and updatesWhat are the symptoms and should I see a doctor?Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transm...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Brazil coronavirus: medics fear official tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
Tags: Facebook, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabella Rêllo


Medics in Brazil fear official coronavirus tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
Tags: Facebook, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Isabella Rêllo


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


US accused of 'modern piracy' after diversion of masks meant for Europe

German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has been accused of “modern piracy” after reportedly diverting a shipment of masks intended for the German police, and outbidding other countries in the increasingly fraught global market for protective equipment.About 200,000 N95 masks made by the manufacturer GM were diverted to the US as they were being transferred between planes in ...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Berlin, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Gm, Coronavirus outbreak


'Mask wars': US faces more accusations of Covid-19 outbidding as demand soars

French regional president says Americans offered three times’ price and payment upfrontCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third French official has accused US buyers in China of outbidding the country for vital supplies of masks, as a global scramble to source protective equipment heats up.Valérie Pecresse, the influential president of the Île-de-France region, which includes Paris, described the race to get hold of masks as a “treasure hunt”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Ile de France, Valérie Pécresse, Coronavirus outbreak


'Immunity passports': can they end the UK coronavirus lockdown?

Certificates to prove people are immune to Covid-19 could ease restrictions. How would such as scheme work in Britain?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo 10 has pointed to immunity passports as a way to end the lockdown. How would the policy work in practice? Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infectionFind all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest news and updatesWhat are the symptoms and should I see a doctor?Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transm...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


'We will starve': Zimbabwe's poor full of misgiving over Covid-19 lockdown

Unable to access state benefits, food and even running water as the country shuts up shop, people in Harare fear the worstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNelson Mahunde, 70, trudges along the deserted streets of Harare’s central business district to collect his monthly pension.In one hand, he clutches a pension letter; with the other, he hold on firmly to his walking stick. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Zimbabwe, Food Security, Harare, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus: Wuhan residents told to stay inside and be vigilant

China announces day of mourning for ‘martyrs’ as city at centre of outbreak seeks to avoid second wave before travel bans liftCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResidents of Wuhan have been warned to stay indoors and strengthen protection measures, a few days before travel restrictions on the city at the centre of the pandemic are scheduled to be lifted.The city’s top official urged vigilance as authorities sought to ward off a second wave of infection from incoming trav...
Tags: Science, China, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.55pm BST Just dipping back into the Trump press conference at the White House, and the president has blame states for ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, Science, White House, China, Russia, New York City, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Brooklyn


Confirmed cases pass 1 million – as it happened

This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.32am BST We are about to wrap up our coverage on this blog for the day, but you can follow all developments on our new global live blog here. In the interim, you can catch up on all the day’s latest news here, on our latest At a Glance: Related: Coronavirus latest: at a glance 11.55pm BST Just dipping back into the Trump press conference at the White House, and the preside...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Trump


Coronavirus live news: global number of confirmed cases passes 1m

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.23pm BST “A glimmer of hope but little detail.” See the experts’ reaction to the UK health secretary Matt Hancock’s new...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.03pm BST As the pandemic worsens, panicked governments have been accused of using questionable methods to acquire suppl...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases approaching 1 million

Spain death toll passes 10,000; Catalonia asks Spanish army for help; Thailand imposes national curfewUS: 6.65 million filing for unemployment last weekTesting: how some countries got ahead of the restUS coronavirus – latest updatesUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.19pm BST The Hong Kong government has been accused of attacking the editorial independence of its public broadcaster after criticising it for asking a World Health Organization official why Taiwa...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, Catalonia, UK News, World news, Taiwan, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: Spain death toll passes 10,000 with record single-day rise of 950

Iran passes 50,000 cases and 3,136 deaths; Russia and Afghanistan record single-day records; Cambodian government accused of using pandemic to assert absolute powerAt a glance: summary of key eventsAsian countries face possible second wave of infectionsUS stockpile of protective equipment ‘nearly gone’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST Spain hit another grim milestone on Thursday, as the number of deaths passed 10,000 and yet another record single-...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as Russia records its largest single-day rise

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Abe criticised over two masks per household policy; Cambodian government accused of using pandemic to assert absolute powerAt a glance: summary of key eventsUK coronavirus – latest updatesAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.22am BST Afghanistan has reported 43 new Coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, marking the biggest one-day rise in number of infections, reports Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat....
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US federal stockpile of medical equipment dwindles

Trump says personal protective gear has nearly run out; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 3.22am BST In Australia, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that parents need childcare during the crisis will be able to access it for free, and that childcare ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Australia, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: global cases near million mark as US records highest daily death toll

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia, Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.27am BST While humans have been using Netflix and Zoom to quell the coronavirus lockdown ennui, New Zealand’s zoo animals have also been struggling with ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Netflix, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Shinzo Abe, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Coronavirus live news: Global cases near million mark as US federal stockpiles of medical gear dwindle

Trump says federal stockpile of personal protective gear nearly empty; Florida, Georgia and Mississippi ordered to shelter in place; record daily fatalities in UK. Follow the latest updates. At a glance: summary of key eventsWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisUS coronavirus - latest updatesAustralia coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a US aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Mississippi, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Ap, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 6.14pm BST Portugal’s government has cleared the way to extend the nationwide state of emergency by 15 days to combat the spread of coronavirus.President Marcelo Reb...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as global number of infections nears 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; global cases near 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesWimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Unemployment in Austria has jumped by 66% to the highest level since records began in 1946, despite a government bid to avoid mass lay-offs amid the coronavirus outbreak.Official d...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2

US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 860,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Spain and RussiaWhite House officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus – live updatesThe most extreme lockdown controls around the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.14am BST A former Vietnam war era refugee camp on an uninhabited island in Indonesia is being repurposed to house a new emergency hospital to treat Covid-19 patients.Indonesia, which has recorded 1,6...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Indonesia, France, China, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infectionFind all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest news and updatesWhat are the symptoms and should I see a doctor?Wearing a face mask is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is a main transm...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


US steps up efforts to combat coronavirus as country's death toll passes 4,000 – in pictures

Cases of Covid-19 in the US now account for roughly 20% of cases worldwide, with warnings that deaths could reach 240,000 Continue reading...
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