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Coronavirus live news: Norway advises citizens to avoid all travel abroad; Japan confirms record new infections

‘The holiday is over,’ says Norwegian health minister; cases continue to mount in Japan; PPE destroyed in Beirut blast; Africa passes 1m confirmed cases‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second waveUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyGlobal report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’Lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – studyUK coronavirus updates – live 2.48pm BST Japan confirmed a record 1,580 new coronavirus infections on F...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Africa, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Tokyo, Norway, Beirut, Fauci, Osaka Japan, Mainichi, Coronavirus outbreak, Bent Høie


'Wishful thinking': the dangers of UK hype during Covid-19

From the UK government over-promising on testing to scientific spin on a vaccine, realism is in short supplyRevealed: UK’s rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulatorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey were billed by the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, as “lifesaving” and “hugely beneficial”: two new coronavirus tests that claim to deliver results within 90 minutes, promoted enthusiastically to the public with the help of front pages in the Times, the i and th...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medical Research, Daily Mail, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Revealed: UK's rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulators

Exclusive: no data on accuracy of this and other test bought by government has been published‘Wishful thinking’: dangers of UK hype during Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of two 90-minute rapid coronavirus tests bought by the UK government and announced on Monday has yet to be approved by regulators, while no data on the accuracy of either has been published, the Guardian has learned.The test, from Oxford Nanopore, a young biotech company spun off from Oxf...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford University, Oxford Nanopore, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Norway advises citizens to avoid all travel abroad; PPE destroyed in Beirut blast

WHO says true figure across Africa could be much higher than 1 million confirmed cases; infections continue to rise in Europe‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second waveUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyGlobal report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’Lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – studyUK coronavirus updates – live 2.30pm BST Norway has advised its citizens to avoid all travel abroad, even to countries with few Co...
Tags: Europe, Africa, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Norway, Beirut, Fauci, PA Media, Coronavirus outbreak, Bent Høie


'We're still so tired': Europe's doctors brace for second Covid-19 wave

When the Guardian spoke to staff in March they had no time for reflection. So what do they think of the new surge now? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDuring the initial peak of Spain’s Covid-19 pandemic in the spring, the virus displayed an unexpected mercy. In its spread, ferocity and awful novelty, it left health workers too tired and overwhelmed to look beyond the next few hours.“There’s no time to get angry or to wonder why things have been organised the way they...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, El Escorial, Coronavirus outbreak, Sara Gayoso


Coronavirus live news: hospitals damaged and PPE destroyed in Beirut blast; Africa records 1 million cases

WHO says true figure across Africa could be much higher; cases continue to surge in EuropeUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyGlobal report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’Lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – studyUK coronavirus updates – live 11.25am BST France saw lockdown destroy 119,400 full-time private sector jobs in the second quarter of 2020 on top of nearly half a million lost in the first, according to an estimate by the Insee ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Africa, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Beirut, Emmanuel Macron, Fauci, INSEE, Coronavirus outbreak, Charalambos Gogos


How to hug in lockdown: plan ahead and wash your hands

Lack of touch has impacted mental health during the pandemic, so experts suggest ways to embrace as safely as possibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTo hug or not to hug? And what about washing your hands beforehand, turning your face away from your loved one, and holding your breath during the embrace?As England moves into lockdown-lite, these are the tentative recommendations of scientists who warn above all to exercise caution – and plan your hugs ahead. Continue ...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: deaths in US 'could reach 300,000'; Africa passes 1 million confirmed cases

WHO says true figure across Africa could be much higher; cases continue to surge in EuropeUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyGlobal report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’Japan: Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as nation faces surgeUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live 6.57am BST If you’re just joining us or you need a catch-up on what’s been going on, here’s a summary of the main developments in the last few hours: 6.51am BST ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, India, Africa, US, UK News, US news, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Deaths in US 'could reach 300,000' as German numbers worsen

WHO says milestone is a warning for each of continent’s 53 countries; interstate travellers face checks before entering New York; cases continue to surge in Europe. Follow the latest updatesUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyAustralia coronavirus updatesJapan: Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as nation faces surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.04am BST India has seen another large jump in new cases, registering a record daily jump of 62,538 coronavirus infections in the pa...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, France, India, Africa, US, UK News, US news, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: WHO warns against dangers of 'vaccine nationalism'

US study says 300,000 Americans could die from coronavirus, Bolsonaro urges Brazilians to ‘get on with life’; Africa passes 1m casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has warned against “vaccine nationalism”, cautioning richer countries that if they keep treatments to themselves they cannot expect to remain safe if poor nations remain exposed.As global cases of Covid-19 passed 19 million on Friday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said i...
Tags: Health, Africa, US, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million cases; deaths in US 'could reach 300,000'

WHO says milestone is a warning for each of continent’s 53 countries; interstate travellers face checks before entering New York; cases continue to surge in Europe. Follow the latest updatesUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyAustralia coronavirus updatesJapan: Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as nation faces surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.24am BST Hundreds of types of face masks have been withdrawn from sale in Australia over concerns that they don’t offer proper prot...
Tags: Europe, New York, Australia, Africa, US, UK News, US news, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, Ohio, Cleveland, Trump, Mike DeWine, Fauci, Donald Trump Ohio, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million cases; checkpoints outside New York City

WHO says milestone is a warning for each of continent’s 53 countries; interstate travellers face checks before entering US city; cases continue to surge in Europe. Follow the latest updatesUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyAustralia coronavirus updatesJapan: Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as nation faces surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.22am BST Talks over the latest stimulus package for the American economy aren’t going well. Democratic Congressional leaders went t...
Tags: Europe, White House, New York City, Africa, US, UK News, US news, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Fauci, Democratic Congressional, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million confirmed cases

UK adds Belgium, Andorra and Bahamas to quarantine list ; Spain’s health ministry denies facing second wave; Dutch PM calls on tourists to avoid busy parts of AmsterdamAfrica passes 1m cases‘Serious concern’ in Ireland over infection rate riseGermany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since MaySpanish town with 32,000 residents back in lockdownUS coronavirus updates – live 11.26pm BST New York City has opened new traveller checkpoints to register visitors and residents returnin...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, New York City, Africa, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Cnn, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, Bahamas


Coronavirus live news: UK adds Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra to quarantine list

UK quarantine move takes effect from Saturday; Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdownConcern over German cases as holidays disrupt French testingAnthony Fauci says he has had death threats over coronavirus workFacebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidUS coronavirus updates – live 8.13pm BST Passengers from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will be required to self-isolate at h...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Germany, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Bahamas, Grant Shapps, Andorra, Trump, Balkan, Fauci


Coronavirus live news: Spanish town to re-enter lockdown; France reports over 1,600 new cases for second day in a row

Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdown; Philippines reports over 3,500 new casesConcern over German cases as holidays disrupt French testingAnthony Fauci says he has had death threats over coronavirus workFacebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidUS coronavirus updates – liveUK coronavirus updates – live 7.21pm BST A rise in the Covid-19 infection rate in Ireland is a “seriou...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, State Department, Trump, Fauci, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson insists test-and-trace system is 'world beating' despite fall in contacts reached

Latest figures show just 72% of close contacts reached; PM defends scheme; UK reports 950 new cases; Aberdeen outbreak cases increase by 25Preston faces fresh coronavirus lockdown, health official says50m face masks bought for NHS cannot be usedBelgium set to be added to England’s coronavirus quarantine listUK economy recovering faster than feared, says Bank of EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates - live 4.28pm BST Five clusters have been identified in Northern Ireland over the past seven days ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Aberdeen, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, PHA, Public Health Agency PHA, Coronavirus outbreak, Bank of EnglandGlobal, Gerry Waldron


Coronavirus live news: cases in Germany rise above 1,000; Spanish town to re-enter lockdown

Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdown; Philippines reports over 3,500 new casesAnthony Fauci says he has had death threats over coronavirus workFacebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidBelgium set to be added to England’s coronavirus quarantine listUS coronavirus updates – live UK coronavirus updates – live 3.25pm BST The regional government of the Basque country has said t...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Germany, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Finland, Madrid, Andorra, Trump


Italy threatens to ban Ryanair alleging Covid-19 guideline violations

Dublin-based airline, previously criticised by German health authorities, denies accusations of non-complianceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly’s aviation regulator has threatened to ban Ryanair from its skies, alleging that the airline has not complied with rules brought in to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.The Italian civil aviation authority Enac accused the Dublin-based airline of “repeated violation of anti-Covid-19 health measures drafted by the Italian gov...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Michael O'leary, Dublin, Flights, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: test and trace scheme fails to reach thousands of contacts of people testing positive

Latest figures show just 72% of close contacts reached; 50m masks for NHS workers deemed unusablePreston faces fresh coronavirus lockdown, health official saysEngland’s contact tracers make handful of calls a monthUK economy recovering faster than feared, says Bank of EnglandCoronavirus UK map: deaths and confirmed casesGlobal coronavirus updates - live 12.07pm BST Though the government does not legally have to review the reinstatement of lockdown restrictions in much of the north of England...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Tory, Leigh, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, James Grundy, Bank of EnglandCoronavirus UK


Coronavirus live news: Germany tightens testing regime as daily cases rise above 1,000

Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; Philippines reports over 3,500 new casesTrump claims Covid-19 will ‘go away’Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidNew Zealand begins battle against coronavirus fatigueUK coronavirus updates - live 11.16am BST Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in Danang, the health ministry said on Thursday, as it battles an outbreak that has spread...
Tags: Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Vietnam, Trump, Jens Spahn, Danang, Coronavirus outbreak, CovidNew Zealand


Victorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week

Deputy chief health officer Allen Cheng says he’s seen no data that matches the figures splashed on the front page of the AustralianVictoria’s deputy chief health officer has dismissed claims the state has “secret modelling” that shows daily Covid-19 cases rising to 1,100 by the end of next week, saying he has seen no such data from state or federal authorities.The claim was splashed on the front page of the Australian on Thursday in a story that said the Victorian government’s “own estimates” s...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, News Corporation, Allen Cheng, Coronavirus outbreak


Shinzo Abe accused of going awol as Japan tackles Covid surge

PM acclaimed Japan’s response as a model for the world, but has been largely silent amid record case risesAfter Japan appeared to have brought the coronavirus outbreak under control in late May, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, acclaimed his country’s response as a “model” for the rest of the world. It had avoided an explosion in cases, he said, and without the compulsory lockdowns imposed in Europe and the US.Abe lifted the seven-week state of emergency, enabling bars and restaurants that had vo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, Abe, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France records biggest daily case rise since May; WHO surge team arrives in South Africa

France reports nearly 1,700 new infections in 24 hours; WHO team arrives in South Africa; Florida tops 500,000 casesWHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.26am BST The Philippines has recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed CO...
Tags: Florida, Science, Indonesia, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Paris, Who, Manila, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: test and trace figures due as Preston could be latest to face lockdown measures

Town faces government intervention after a rise in coronavirus rates, council’s chief executive says; contact tracing figures expected amid concern over programmeGlobal coronavirus updates - liveEngland’s contact tracers make handful of calls a monthUK economy recovering faster than feared, says Bank of EnglandUK staycation boom lifts sales of camping gear 9.28am BST Responding to the news, the Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran has said:The government has serious questions to answer o...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Preston, Lib Dem, Layla Moran, Coronavirus outbreak, Bank of EnglandUK, Ayanda Capital


Covid outbreak exposes dire conditions at Guatemala factory making US brands

More than 200 workers tested positive at garment factory supplying Amazon, Gap and American EagleA garment factory supplying Gap, American Eagle and Amazon was at the centre of one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in Guatemala, the Guardian can reveal.More than 200 people tested positive for Covid-19 at the KP Textil factory, exposing the dire working conditions inside the country’s maquila system of free trade zones. At the time of the outbreak, the factory was making masks for export to the US....
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Garment Workers, Guatemala, Amazon Gap, Coronavirus outbreak, Gap American Eagle and Amazon


Papua New Guinea's massive Ok Tedi mine closes as Covid cases spread to new areas

Operation shuts for 14 days as coronavirus infections rise more than ten-fold in three weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCases of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea have spread to new provinces, forcing the closure of the massive Ok Tedi mine, and sparking warnings that a surge in infections, potentially in the thousands, could strike the country in the next few months.A worker at Ok Tedi mine near the Indonesian border contracted Covid-19 from a person who had flown fro...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Kiunga, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO surge team arrives in South Africa as global deaths top 700,000

Florida tops 500,000 cases; Spain sees highest post-lockdown cases; Italy threatens to ban Ryanair. Follow the latest updates WHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.12am BST The coronavirus pandemic death toll passed 700,000 late on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on offic...
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Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns

US health body highlights risks of reopening after outbreaks in state of Georgia and IsraelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus may be more easily transmitted in school and summer camp settings than previously understood, after the emergence of new details of outbreaks in the US state of Georgia and in Israel that have underscored the risks of school reopenings.A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into an outbreak at a summer camp...
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NSW Health yet to decide if some border residents need to hotel quarantine on return from Victoria

Authorities are also unable to say if non-Sydney residents will have to quarantine in the state capitalHealth authorities in New South Wales are unable to say if residents of border areas returning from beyond the Victoria border zone will have to quarantine at hotels when they cross over, admitting that the details of a health order for mandatory hotel quarantine announced hours earlier by the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, have not yet been finalised.NSW Health also said it had not yet been deci...
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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 700,000; French government warns 'do not lower your guard'

US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in veiled attack on China; Trump flounders in interview; France could lose control ‘any time’Australia suffers its deadliest day of pandemic‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileTrump on the ropes over Covid-19 figures in TV interviewUK coronavirus updates – live 9.58am BST France has again reported more than 1,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours. There are now 184 active clusters unde...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, US, World news, US news, Taiwan, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Donald Trump, Trump, Micheal Martin, Alex Azar, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID