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'We pick your food': migrant workers speak out from Spain's 'Plastic Sea'

In Almería’s vast farms, migrants pick fruit destined for UK supermarkets. But these ‘essential workers’ live in shantytowns and lack PPE as Covid cases soarPhotographs and drone footage by Ofelia de Pablo and Javier ZuritaIt is the end of another day for Hassan, a migrant worker from Morocco who has spent the past 12 hours under a sweltering late summer sun harvesting vegetables in one of the vast greenhouses of Almería, southern Spain.The vegetables he has dug from the red dirt are destined fo...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Spain, World news, Aldi, Supermarkets, Migration, Food & drink industry, Morocco, Hassan, Tesco Sainsbury, Almeria, Asda Lidl, Europe UK, Coronavirus outbreak


Can California's tourism industry survive a year unlike any other?

Attractions from Big Sur to Disneyland reel in the face of the pandemic and historic wildfiresSummers are always busy in Big Sur, the picturesque region in northern California known for towering forests that give way to sweeping cliffs and sandy beaches. But this summer has been unlike any other, as the state reckons with a global pandemic and historic wildfires.Like many scenic small towns in California, Big Sur’s local economy relies heavily on the tourist traffic that sweeps through every sum...
Tags: California, US news, Wildfires, Disneyland, Coronavirus outbreak, California Big Sur


Coronavirus live news: India sees 92,000 new infections; China faces fifth wave, expert says

India now has 5.4m cases; China fears winter infections; NZ records new casesCall for stronger measures as UK daily cases hit four-month highMarathon man: Victorian premier briefs media for 77 days running – videoMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing 10.54am BST A clown juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned from the risk of coronav...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, China, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Argentina, World Health Organization, Uruguay, Seoul, Nz, Agence France Presse AFP


Covid scepticism behind high Bolton infection rate, says local MP

Exclusive: social media hashtag #thinkingforyourself bolsters residents refusing to follow rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid scepticism in Bolton has led to it having the highest infection rate of coronavirus in the country, a local MP has said, as a #thinkingforyourself social media trend gains traction.With 169 cases for every 100,000 people, the Greater Manchester town has the highest rate in England and has featured among the worst-hit areas in Europe. He...
Tags: Health, England, Social Media, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Bolton, Coronavirus outbreak, Europe Health


‘We’re suddenly drowning in people’: Argentinians flock to Uruguay amid pandemic

About 15,000 to 20,000 Argentinians are estimated to have moved to Uruguay since the pandemic beganAgustina Valls’ phone is ringing off the hook.“It started as a trickle when the pandemic first hit Argentina, but now we’re getting over 20 calls a day,” she said from her office in Uruguay’s luxury beach resort of Punta Del Este.Valls runs a thriving business guiding well-off Argentinians through the red tape of acquiring Uruguayan residence – a skill she learned arranging her own residency applic...
Tags: Americas, World news, Argentina, Uruguay, Valls, Coronavirus outbreak, Punta Del Este Valls


US airlines facing ‘Thelma and Louise’ moment as government aid set to expire

Funding used to protect workers will expire on 30 September, and airlines have already announced huge layoffsUS airlines are facing what one leading analyst calls a “Thelma and Louise” moment as the industry approaches a government-funding deadline that could decide its future.On 30 September a government aid packages used to protect workers expires, the airlines have already announced huge layoffs but what comes next could be even worse. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, US, US news, US politics, Airline Industry, Louise, Thelma, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak


Matt Hancock’s Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now

The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels down while we await the cavalry on the horizon.The cavalry, he said, would come in the shape of the science that wil...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Global preparation: how different countries planned for the second wave of Covid-19

Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some but, everywhere, test and trace is key Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first wave of coronavirus swept through a world unprepared. Authorities struggled to test for the disease, and didn’t know how to slow the spread of Covid-19.Lockdowns brought the virus under temporary control in some places, including the UK, buying a window for the revival of education and the economy, and time to prepare for future waves that epidem...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, China, Germany, Africa, Americas, Spain, Society, UK News, World news, Australia news, Czech Republic, Hungary, Asia Pacific


Another day not at the office: will working from home be 2020's most radical change?

During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically - but are all the changes positive?There’s a man sitting at the first-floor window of the house that lies on the other side of my back fence. It’s early August, the weather is sweltering, and his window is wide open. He’s talking on a hands-free phone, laughing in that ingratiating manner that suggests a large payday is at stake. H...
Tags: Business, Family, Life and style, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Working From Home, Coronavirus outbreak


Unholy row as leading London church axes musicians, 'using Covid as a cover'

St Martin-in-the-Fields jettisons ensembles to focus on in-house provision at a time when freelance performers ‘on their knees’Ten London musical ensembles claim they have been “summarily dismissed” by one of the capital’s most prestigious churches in an “act of callous and unchristian behaviour”.The orchestras and choirs have put on concerts regularly at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square for 30 years, paying a hire fee for the venue and commission on ticket sales. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Music, London, UK News, Work & careers, Culture, Classical Music, Choral music, Trafalgar Square, St Martin, Coronavirus outbreak


Bundle up: Britons urged to embrace an alfresco Covid winter

Rugs, patio heaters and fire pits fly off the shelves as the nation gears up to socialise through the colder monthsWinter is coming. Game of Thrones fans know that this is a warning to prepare for dark times, and it has never been more apt than during the Covid pandemic.Six months ago, Boris Johnson gave the nation a “simple instruction” – to stay at home to stop the spread of the disease. The weather that day in most of the country was pretty good for early spring – widespread sunshine after a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Life and style, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Health & wellbeing, Boris Johnson, Parks and Green Spaces, Coronavirus outbreak


Landlords slash rents by up to 20% as tenants quit city centres in pandemic

‘Race to suburbia’ and a lack of foreign students see rental demand plummet in wake of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrivate rents in some parts of London have tumbled by up to 20% as tenants quit the capital, the number of international students plummets and companies put relocation plans on hold.A glut of rental properties on the market means many landlords have had to slash rents in order to attract tenants. While leading estate agents say average rents i...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, London, Money, UK News, Cities, Property, Renting Property, Coronavirus outbreak


'This is a good day,' says Victoria's Daniel Andrews as Covid-19 cases drop to 14

Premier hints at easing lockdown restrictions next week and chief health officer says state is on the ‘home stretch’Follow the Sunday live blogVictoria cases trend map; Full Australian Covid statsMelbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesVideo: Andrews briefs media 77 days in a rowSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailVictoria’s new coronavirus case numbers dropped to 14 on Sunday, and the premier, Daniel Andrews, declared: “This is a good day.”However, five more Victorians ha...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Vic, Coronavirus outbreak


NSW Covid-19 hotspots: list of Sydney and regional outbreak locations

As coronavirus community transmissions rise in New South Wales, here are the current hotspots and what to do if you’ve visited themNSW cases map; Covid restrictions state by stateQld hotspots list; Full Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsNew South Wales has seen an uptick in community transmission of coronavirus, putting the state on high alert to prevent further spread. Related...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, South Wales, Coronavirus outbreak, NSW Covid, Queensland Covid


Coronavirus live news: France sees another record daily rise as Victoria records 14 new cases

England is facing ‘perfect storm’ and rule-breakers face heavy fines; Poland and Indonesia also see record daily rise. Follow developments hereCall for stronger measures as UK daily cases hit four-month highBleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for Covid being sold on AmazonMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing 12.22am BST Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison is currently being interviewed on the ABC’s Insiders program.He’s asked about what Treasury modelling says wil...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Abc, Indonesia, Australia, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Treasury, World Health Organization, Victoria


£10,000 fines warning for failing to self-isolate as Covid infections soar

Penalties are part of carrot-and-stick plan that includes cash help for lost earnings during isolation periodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who refuse to self-isolate when required to do so will face fines of up to £10,000 under an emergency “carrot and stick” plan to control the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.With infections rising at rates last seen before the full lockdown in March, around four million people on low incomes and in receipt of ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Labour, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'

Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.Why did you...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Science, Australia news, Oxford, Australian media, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Jenner Institute, Coronavirus outbreak, Josh McGrane


More than 30 arrested during coronavirus protests in London

Anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown protest sees heated clashes between police and crowd Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have made 32 arrests during a demonstration in central London against coronavirus restrictions and mass vaccinations.More than a thousand people are estimated to have joined the rally in Trafalgar Square, among them 5G conspiracy theorists, coronavirus sceptics and “anti-vaxxers”. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, London, Protest, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Trafalgar Square, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; France reports record rise

Doctors in England urge tighter restrictions; number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; scaled-down Oktoberfest in Munich begins. Follow all the developmentsEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 7.07pm BST Kenya’s chief public prosecutor, Noordin Haji, has ordered a probe into $71m in “i...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, World news, Munich, Infectious Diseases, Kenya, Johnson, Afp, Noordin Haji, Coronavirus outbreak, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Kemsa Hard


Experts call for stronger measures as UK daily coronavirus cases hit four-month high

Official figures show 4,422 people tested positive in past 24 hours, the highest daily total since 8 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDaily coronavirus cases in the UK have reached a four-month high for the second day in a row, the latest government figures show.A total of 4,422 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours – 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since 8 May. A further 27 people died within 28 days of testing...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: UK records 4,422 new daily cases; Nicola Sturgeon urges Boris Johnson to call Cobra meeting

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 5.20pm BST After Poland reported record daily new coronavirus cases on Satu...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Poland, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Slovakia, Johnson, Lithuania, Trafalgar Square, Damien Gayle


Coronavirus protesters in London 'may get arrested', police warn

Officers try to disperse crowds after ‘outbreaks of violence’ at protest against restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProtesters “may get arrested” if they defy orders to leave a demonstration in central London against coronavirus restrictions and mass vaccinations, the Met police has warned.More than a thousand people are estimated to have joined the central London rally, among them 5G conspiracy theorists, coronavirus sceptics and “anti-vaxxers”. Continue rea...
Tags: London, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak


Woman throws drink over Leo Varadkar as he gives Dublin interview

Footage shows woman tossing liquid in white cup over tánaiste’s face in Merrion ParkA woman wearing a face mask was filmed throwing a drink over Leo Varadkar as he gave an interview in Dublin.Footage shared on social media shows the woman, who was carrying a skateboard, walking over to where the tánaiste and a camera crew were standing in Merrion Park at about 3pm on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ireland, Dublin, Leo Varadkar, Merrion, Merrion Park, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Nicola Sturgeon reiterates call for Boris Johnson to call Cobra meeting; Iran death toll exceeds 24,000

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentEngland-wide lockdown needed sooner rather than later - ex-adviserMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 2.16pm BST Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated her call ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, World news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths?

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadlyCoronavirus map of the UKCoronavirus map of the USCoronavirus cases in Australia Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, World news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


‘Covid is an opportunity’: Pret a Manger’s CEO on its fight for survival

The sandwich chain has become a symbol of the way we used to live, pre-pandemic. Can boss Pano Christou turn things around?The Pret a Manger head office in Victoria, London, has all the trappings of an internet startup: the open-plan kitchen offering free coffee, fruit and snacks; a red telephone box next to a meeting room where you can take a private call (Google’s office in London has those, too); a fibreglass cow grazing on fake grass in the atrium; and an area to host “town hall meetings” wi...
Tags: Google, Business, London, Life and style, World news, Cities, Manger, Pret A Manger, Victoria London, Coronavirus outbreak, Pano Christou


Coronavirus live news: UK facing perfect storm, scientist warns; Indonesia reports biggest rise in cases

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 11.11am BST Iran’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday, Reuters repor...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Indonesia, World news, Iran, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Victoria, Johnson, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE, Sima Sadat Lari


Covid warnings ring out as Latin America bids to return to normality

The region has seen some of the longest lockdowns in the world but experts are urging countries not to reopen too soonThe scene in Rio de Janeiro was as though much of 2020 had never happened.The beaches at Ipanema and Copacabana heaved with visitors, the white sand obscured by bronzed bodies, sun loungers and parasols, as locals enjoyed the blistering 38C heat. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, US news, Colombia, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Latin America, Ipanema, Copacabana, Coronavirus outbreak


Covid-19 UK: police urge people to obey rules over sunny weekend

Manchester officers stop restrictions being breached at house of wedding partyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice officers have prevented a wedding party going ahead as forces urge people to comply with coronavirus restrictions over the warm, sunny weekend.Greater Manchester police said officers stopped restrictions being breached after responding to reports of a wedding party at a house in Wythenshawe on Friday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Police, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK Weather, Wythenshawe, Coronavirus outbreak


Lockdown measures and rising anger in Madrid as Covid-19 takes hold again

As cases rise sharply, the regional government has floundered. From Monday, the worst-affected areas face new restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in the queue to be tested for Covid-19 at the Buenos Aires health centre in south Madrid on Friday morning were met with a bleak but polite homemade sign.It still bore the previous day’s information, spelled out in marker pen: consultations – by phone and in person – 483; Covid consultations, 19; PCR tests, 78...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Coronavirus outbreak