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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 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


Covid-19 treatment: Gilead Sciences urged to study drug that showed promise with cats

Activists accuse company of pushing remdesivir to boost profitGS-441524 has been used to treat a coronavirus in catsCoronavirus – latest global updatesActivists are calling on the pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences to study a drug for the treatment of Covid-19 that showed promise in curing cats of a coronavirus.The drug, called GS-441524, is chemically related to remdesivir, an antiviral also made by Gilead, and one of the only treatments to successfully shorten the duration of Covid-19 recover...
Tags: Business, Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Gilead Sciences, Gilead, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid-19: Gilead Sciences urged to study drug that showed promise with cats

Activists accuse company of pushing remdesivir to boost profitGS-441524 has been used to treat a coronavirus in catsCoronavirus – latest global updatesActivists are calling on the pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences to study a drug for the treatment of Covid-19 that showed promise in curing cats of a coronavirus.The drug, called GS-441524, is chemically related to remdesivir, an antiviral also made by Gilead, and one of the only treatments to successfully shorten the duration of Covid-19 recover...
Tags: Business, Science, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Gilead Sciences, Gilead, 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


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


Coronavirus live news: world may never find 'silver bullet' Covid vaccine, says WHO

Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions doubleGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksTwo cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restartsRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.31pm BST A nationwide Covid-19 tracing app could be rolled out in Spain in September after a pilot showed it...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Singapore, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Tenerife, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Canary Islands, Mike Ryan


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...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Singapore, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Athens, Belgium, Melbourne, Reuters Belgium, Helena Smith, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneUK


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 live news: Global cases near 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 updatesCoronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST...
Tags: Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Victoria, Nancy Pelosi, Melbourne, north west England, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18m

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.13pm BST A further five people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Mexico, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, MelbourneSee


Coronavirus live news: curfew under way in Melbourne as Victoria declares state of disaster

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000Victoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne Masks recommended in more circumstances in New South Wales Global report: curfew in Australia’s second-largest city as Mexico racks up daily recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.59am BST Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling miles...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Mexico, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, New South Wales, Associated Press, Victoria, Melbourne, Gloucestershire


Coronavirus live news: Victoria declares state of disaster and nightly curfew for Melbourne

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown; Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000. Follow the latest updatesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne Masks recommended in more circumstances in New South Wales Melbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST That’s it fr...
Tags: Science, Australia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Melbourne, Manly, Sydney Australia, Ben Quinn, Manly Beach


Coronavirus live news: Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown as South Africa cases pass 500,000

Australian state braced for new announcement; South Africa accounts for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed Covid-19 infections; WHO anticipates “lengthy” pandemic. Follow the latest updatesVictoria to announce stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions with federal backingVictoria and Melbourne coronavirus mapMelbourne’s stage 3 Covid-19 lockdown rules explainedThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am BST The head of Mexico’s efforts to fight the cor...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Jericho, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Parts of northern England face new restrictions – as it happened

Spain reports 1,229 new infections; France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a row. This blog is now closed. Stay up to date on our new blog belowCoronavirus – live updates 12.23am BST We closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all of the latest global coronavirus news on our new blog below. Related: Coronavirus live news: England tightens restrictions, WHO says 'young people' behind some spikes 12.00am BS...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Department Of Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: parts of northern England face ban on indoor meetings between households

Spain reports 1,229 new infections, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST Under two hours before the new lockdown restrictions are due to kick in, people are still waitng for clarity from the government on the exact details of the restrictions.MP for Wigan and shadow...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Leicester, Wigan, Lisa Nandy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Spain reports biggest rise in daily infections since lockdown lifted in June

Spain reports 1,229 new infections on Thursday, France rules out full lockdown despite rise in cases; Japan sees record high for new cases for second day in a rowAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.07pm BST Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the touri...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Nepal, Mount Everest, Coronavirus outbreak, BST Spain


Coronavirus live news: France rules out lockdown despite infections rise; Japan reports second day of record new cases

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; Japan records 1,274 new cases on Thursday; number of global cases passes 17mAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.21pm BST Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli will impose a full lockdown in areas of the country it controls, it said on Thursday, after a sharp rise in coronaviru...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Libya, Tripoli, Government of National Accord GNA, Caroline Davies, Coronavirus outbreak


Nasa launches Mars mission in search of evidence of ancient life

Perseverance rover will also trial technologies for future expeditions including oxygen productionNasa’s new car-sized robotic spacecraft is on its way to Mars in a mission to search for evidence of ancient life.The Perseverance rover successfully blasted off from the Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida on Thursday at 12.50pm UK time, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Mars, Cape Canaveral


As a Covid-19 survivor, I don't have blind faith in health experts. Here's why | Fiona Lowenstein

Since contracting Covid-19, I have witnessed first-hand the limitations of expert advice for a novel pandemicAs Covid-19 spreads across the United States, it leaves a slew of misinformation and conspiracy theories in its wake. The racist myths and Trumpian attempts to discredit public health officials are driven by a fundamental disbelief in science and the experts who understand it. The rise of such thinking on the right has led to a virulent defense of the scientific establishment from the lef...
Tags: Science, US news, United States, Crimp, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Fiona Lowenstein, Douglas Crimp


Coronavirus live news: France rules out 'catastrophic' second national lockdown despite rise in infections

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; number of global cases passes 17m; Japan to lift ban on re-entry of some foreign residents starting next weekAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.32am BST Authorities imposed travel restictions on Thursday on people coming in and out of Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, see...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Czech Republic, Prague, Infectious Diseases, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Australia suffers deadliest day as Japan lifts ban on foreign re-entry

Japan to lift ban on re-entry of some foreign residents starting next week; Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Australia sees record daily case rise as global infections pass 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverag...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ukraine, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Victoria, Müller, Coronavirus outbreak, Piotr Muller


Global report: Australia sees record daily case rise as global infections pass 17m

State of Victoria reports 723 new cases and 13 deaths; US deaths pass 150,000; Japan lifts ban on re-entry or some foreign residentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustralia has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with the state of Victoria announcing more than 700 new cases and 13 deaths, as the state continues to battle significant outbreaks in the aged care sector and among healthcare workers. It comes as global cases passed 17m, after five...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record new cases as global infections near 17m

Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; Scaled-down hajj begins in coronavirus era – in pictures; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.23am BST In Australia, the initial results of testing to contain a potenti...
Tags: Science, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, Queensland Covid


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases as global infections near 17m

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18am BST California, Florida and Texas, the three larg...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Texas, Science, Australia, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Miami, Victoria


Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases; Hong Kong on brink of 'large-scale outbreak'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnTwenty-one US states declared ‘red zone’ for infection spikesAustralia coronavirus news – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24am BST Still in Australia, from midnigh...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Australia, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Carrie Lam, Coronavirus outbreak, Metro Melbourne



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