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Coronavirus live news: US has twice as many cases as China as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock warned the Security Council on Monday that the 10 cases of Covid-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just the tip of the iceberg, and judging from other cou...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Science, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Colombia, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.05am GMT The head of the Netherlands’ public health institute has told the Dutch parliament that measures to control the spread of coronavirus appear to be working, Dutch News reports. Jaap van Dissel said the country...
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Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran


Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of the pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek camps. Follow the latest updates.Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisAustralia coronavirus live blogCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.34am GMT The Guardian’s Sa...
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Assessing the the global problem of poor sanitation

Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems - and it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6).
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Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps. Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.29am GMT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has meanwhile addressed t...
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UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and U.S.

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, New York, Science, London, News, California, Washington, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and US

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Japan, New York, Science, London, News, California, Washington, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' in weeks

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 6.23am GMT 6.23am GMT In UK news from simpler times, which I hope will allow you to slow down for two minutes: fewer potholes are being repaired in England and Wales. Although it’s not exactly a great development, it is strangely calming to read about. Related: Fewer potholes being repaired in England and Wales ...
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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists US will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 3.33am GMT Hawaii has become the latest US state to issue a stay at home order. Governor David Ige issued an order that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 25. Here are the details of that order, which is enforceable with fines or jail time. Notably, it does not include schools: To ensure that the state continues to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Hawaii, Italy, Who


Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 2.34am GMT In Australia, the north-eastern state of Queensland has said it will close to people not travelling for work, medical appointments or carrying freight at midnight on Wednesday. Police will carry out checks at the border. 2.19am GMT The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 39 new cases of the cor...
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Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon

Police to enforce UK lockdown; US president tells country not to blame Asian Americans; UN calls for global ceasefire; WHO says virus accelerating. Follow the latest updates 12.28am GMT Asked if he was concerned that if he eased government restrictions to prevent coronavirus “too early”, the virus might continue to spread unabated, Trump said that he was looking to the mortality rate for coronavirus, and he found it encouraging.JON KARL: Are you worried that if you lift restrictions too quic...
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Coronavirus news: global death toll passes 15,000 as total of confirmed cases nears 350,000 - live updates

France likely to extend lockdown; Norway to set up UN fund for poorer countries; Japan Olympics chief says postponement being consideredUK coronavirus live updatesAustralia coronavirus live updatesCoronavirus: at a glanceWuhan eases lockdown as worldwide restrictions intensify A warning to Europe? Italy struggles to convince citizens of crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm GMT Two more doctors have died after contracting the coronavirus in France, officials said on Monday.It com...
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Coronavirus news: Germany reports first sign of new infections levelling off - live updates

France likely to extend lockdown; Norway to set up UN fund for poorer countries; Japan Olympics chief says postponement being consideredUK coronavirus live updatesAustralia coronavirus live updatesCoronavirus: at a glanceWuhan eases lockdown as worldwide restrictions intensify A warning to Europe? Italy struggles to convince citizens of crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.25am GMT After weeks of denials from officials in Damascus, Syria has confirmed its first case of Covid-19, as f...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, France, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Belgium goes into lockdown as global infections near 200,000

EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state; Australian PM declares ‘human biosecurity emergency’. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceCBI says £350bn package not enough – UK coronavirus liveJapanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says ChinaMarkets slide despite government stimulus pledges – business liveShare your experiences 10.11am GMT Two UN agencies have announced that refugees will no longer be resettled to...
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Coronavirus news: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Australia limits gatherings, sport in crisis - live updates

First case at UN headquarters; Australian home affairs minister infected; schools close across EuropePandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting eventsKey developments at a glanceJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positiveMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsThe coronavirus pandemic: visualising the global crisisShare your experiences 9.27am GMT Irish authorities are reportedly trying to identify 10,000 beds around Ireland as a cont...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Premier League, Italy, Un, Dublin, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau


Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Australia limits gatherings, sport in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian home affairs minister infected; schools close across EuropePandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting eventsKey developments at a glanceJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positiveMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsThe coronavirus pandemic: visualising the global crisis 8.15am GMT All major public events have been banned in Kenya after it confirmed the first case of coronavirus in east Afr...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, France, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Kenya, Un


Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Australia limits gatherings, sporting world in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian home affairs minister infected, schools close across EuropePandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting eventsKey developments at a glanceJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positive Many infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientists 7.20am GMT This is Damien Gayle in London taking control of the liveblog now, as the sun moves across the world from Asia towards Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As ever, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, London, Australia, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Un, Justin Trudeau


Coronavirus pandemic reaches world leaders and disrupts global sporting events

Justin Trudeau’s wife and diplomat at the UN test positive as Australian Grand Prix is cancelled and Arsenal and Chelsea teams affected The coronavirus has reached the highest levels of government and the sporting world, with Canada’s prime minister isolating himself when his wife tested positive, the Arsenal manager and a Chelsea player being diagnosed and the Australian Grand Prix cancelled just hours before the event was due to start.On Thursday night, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’...
Tags: UK, Science, Americas, World news, Australia news, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Chelsea, United Nations, Arsenal, Un, Justin Trudeau, Coronavirus outbreak, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Justin Trudeau


Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Australia bans gatherings, sporting world in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian Grand Prix cancelled, Italy deaths pass 1,000. Follow the latest news.Key developments at a glanceLive blog: latest updates on Australia’s coronavirus responseJustin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positive Boris Johnson: many more people will lose loved onesMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsHow do coronavirus containment measures vary across Europe? 5.14am GMT New Zealand’s opposition leader Simon Bridges h...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Germany, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Un, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison


Coronavirus live updates: Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive, Europe shuts schools, sporting world in crisis

First case at UN headquarters; Australian Grand Prix cancelled, Italy deaths pass 1,000. Follow the latest news.Justin Trudeau in self-isolation after wife tests positive for coronavirus Boris Johnson: many more people will lose loved ones to coronavirusMany infections spread by people yet to show symptoms – scientistsHow do coronavirus containment measures vary across Europe? 3.19am GMT The Guardian is tracking global infections below: 3.11am GMT Australia’s Central Coast has confirmed...
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Climate change is a bigger threat than coronavirus, says UN Secretary General

Don't let a passing crisis, serious though it is, distract you from the real fight.
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UN Cancels In-Person Preliminary Meetings for Climate Summit Due to Coronavirus

Due to mounting coronavirus concerns, the United Nations announced Friday that it’s canceling in-person meetings in Bonn, Germany and elsewhere through the end of April. These meetings were intended to prepare for November’s global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, predicted to be the most important round of…Read more...
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How the UN's Shady Aviation Organization Could Upend a Key Effort to Combat Climate Change

The United Nations’ official aviation body begins three weeks of talks this week. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) council meeting will discuss all manner of aviation-related topics, from coronavirus to unannounced missile launches. But it is also set to make a decision on which carbon offsets it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airplanes, United Nations, Carbon Emissions, Un, Climate Talks, Carbon Markets, ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Shady Aviation Organization


Alok Sharma to be president of UN climate conference

The UK government's new business secretary will also lead this year's big UN climate meeting.
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Farmers to tackle locust swarms armed with new app

A new smartphone app to tackle pests destroying crops has been developed -- and it could soon help farmers whose lands are being decimated by swarms of locusts, something the UN has called for 'rapid action' action on.
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Issues raised by coronavirus in geopolitics, science and economics | Letters

The World Health Organization should not exclude Taiwan from efforts to tackle the outbreak, writes David YL Lin of the Taipei Representative Office. David E Hanke says an anthropomorphic explanation of viruses can be dangerous. And Robert East warns about the potential effect on share pricesJennifer Rohn is right to warn that we should learn the lessons of Sars (Journal, 5 February) as the world combats the spread of the coronavirus. The issue of Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organiz...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, China, Society, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Sars, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rohn


Climate change: Sacked climate chief 'may sue government'

Claire O’Neill, an ex-minister, had been due to preside over the UN climate meeting in Glasgow.
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Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world's fast-rising wastewater streams

Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could potentially be recovered from the world's fast-rising volume of municipal wastewater, a new UN study says.Some 380 billion cubic meters (380 trillion liters) of wastewater are now produced annually worldwide - five times the water passing over Niagara Falls -- enough to fill Africa's Lake Victoria in roughly seven years, Lake Ontario in four.And wastewater volumes are seen rising: 24% by 2030, 51% by 2050.
Tags: Science, Africa, Un, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, Lake Victoria


Coronavirus latest updates: US bans foreign arrivals from China as deaths hit 259 – live news

Death toll rises, with 11,000 confirmed cases of infection in China. Follow the latest developmentsUS bars foreign nationals who have recently travelled to China‘The city is suffocating’: diary of the Wuhan lockdownTwo people in Britain test positive for coronavirusHelp or hindrance? How Chinese politics affected responseShare your stories 1.26am GMT There has been a lot of misinformation about the coronavirus circulating online. We have debunked a lot of it here. The latest unfounded rumour...
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