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How to stop your glasses steaming up – and 19 other essential facts about face masks

How often should you wash a cloth mask? And how effective are the disposable ones? The expert guide to choosing, wearing and caring for your face coveringThe British have been slow to embrace face masks, despite calls from public health experts. Uptake has been just 25% in the UK, compared with 83.4% in Italy and 65.8% in the US. The president of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, said this week that wearing one “is the right thing to do” and that a refusal to do so should be seen as sociall...
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Coronavirus live news: Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases

Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 11.33pm BST Coronavirus cases worldwide have exceeded 12 million, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airbor...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil's Bolsonaro vetoes Covid-19 support for indigenous people

President blocks guarantee of hospital beds; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 8.33pm BST Police in Serbia fired tear gas at protesters after being pelted with flares and stones as thousands protested in front of the Belgrade parliament despite warnings su...
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Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus

WHO adviser says results from well-designed studies are needed before it changes its adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours.Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into th...
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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infections

Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 3.23pm BST Authorities in Greece are becoming increasingly worried by the rising number of “imported” coronavirus cases the c...
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What kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19?

Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYes. Different types of mask offer different levels of protection. Surgical grade N95 respirators offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19 infection, followed by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly, in limited supply, contribute to landfill waste and are uncomfortable to wear for long periods. So even countries that ha...
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Coronavirus live news: new Melbourne lockdown to begin shortly; Iran death toll exceeds 12,000

Melbourne to go into full lockdown again; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.24pm BST Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrew is reintroducing restrictions across the city after a record high of 191 cases were recorded on...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on controversial drug after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne lockdown updates – live 9.25am BST Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus case. The total across the continent is ...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on hydroxychloroquine after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne lockdown updates – live 8.28am BST More on ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne Covid-19 spread in this World Health Organisation video 8.16...
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Coronavirus live news: US gives WHO official notice of its withdrawal next year

Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of Covid-19; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive. Follow the latest updatesWHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusAustralia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdown 2.27am BST Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian: New Zealand’s ...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating

US gives notice of withdrawal next year; Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesWHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusAustralia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdown 1.20am BST Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic challenger for the presidency, said he would ret...
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Israel health chief quits in protest at lockdown easing – as it happened

Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19; thousands protest against renewed lockdown in Serbia; Kenya emerges from quarantine. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here 11.57pm BST Hi, Helen Sullivan here. We’ve fired up a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating 11.18pm BST A company belonging to Kanye West received millions in loans from a fede...
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Coronavirus live: US to formally leave WHO next year; Israel health chief quits in protest at lockdown easing

Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19; South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdownBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusItaly could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19Australia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdownSeveral pubs in England close after positive coronavirus testsUS coronavirus updates – live 9.57pm BST Texas has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a single day, the greatest one-day increase in the state since...
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Coronavirus live news: Israel health chief quits in protest at lockdown easing; Bolsonaro tests positive

Siegal Sadetzki resigns in protest at government handling of pandemic; South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdownBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusItaly could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19Australia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.23pm BST Latin America and the Caribbean now account for 50% of coronavirus cases in the Americas, and the number of registere...
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Coronavirus live news: Israel public health director quits amid spike in cases; Melbourne returns to lockdown

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirusItaly could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19Australia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdownNew Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 4.27pm BST Bolsonaro’s diagnosis comes just three days after he had lunch at the home of the US ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapma...
Tags: Science, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Kenya, South America, Melbourne, BRASILIA, Eduardo


Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown; India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirusMelbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeksSouth Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19UK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 1.18pm BST There have been teething problems in Australia with the permit system allowing peop...
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Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown as India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus. Follow the latest updatesMelbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeksGlobal report: South Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’Deaths in India pass 20,000New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19World map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 7.07am BST That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan, for toda...
Tags: Science, India, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Kenya, Melbourne, Jair Bolsonaro, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak, Elsa Majimbo


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand places limits on citizen returns as India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: South Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’Deaths in India pass 20,000Fury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death tollNew Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19World map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 6.17am BST Emeritus DP World Profess...
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Coronavirus live news: New Zealand places limits on citizen returns as US cases near 3m

Atlanta mayor tests positive for Covid-19; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus. Follow the latest updatesUS cases near 3m as White House claims country is a “leader” in global fight against virusFury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death tollNew Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19World map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 2.12am BST After a record 112 days on a speci...
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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson accuses care homes over deaths as US cases near 3m

Atlanta mayor tests positive for Covid-19; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Israel reimposes restrictions. Follow the latest updatesUS cases near 3m as White House claims country is a “leader” in global fight against virusFury as Boris Johnson accuses care homes over high Covid-19 death tollGlobal report: India sees record daily rise as capital opens giant hospitalWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 12.24am BST Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she h...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazilian cases pass 1.5m

Country has second-worst outbreak in the world as global cases near 11mUS reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,0004 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ events 11.28pm BST Hi, I’m Josh Taylor and I will be taking the live blog through to 9am Melbourne time on Saturday. In Australia, all eyes are currently on Victoria, where the state is experiencing a second spike in cases. We will get an update on the number of new cases identified overnight sometime later t...
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Coronavirus live news: Miami-Dade mayor imposes indefinite nightly curfew; South Africa cases surge

Biggest single-day jump in South African cases month after lockdown eased; Belgrade declares state of emergency; cases worldwide close to 11mUS reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,0004 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 6.20pm BST The New Mexico national guard and tribal police are preparing to enforce a weekend curfew on the Navajo nation, as the sprawling reservation tries to contain a cor...
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Coronavirus live news: Belgrade declares state of emergency; South Africa cases surge after lockdown lifted

Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano; Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 2.15pm BST The European Commission has given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe Covid-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region’s fi...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5 million infections; South Africa cases surge month after restrictions lifted

Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano; Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 12.10pm BST Cases of coronavirus are surging in South Africa, exactly a month after the country lifted most of the restrictions brought in with one of...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5 million infections; Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano

Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 11.16am BST The US reported more than 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states, ac...
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Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; Brazil infections nearing 1.5mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumbleMexican state eyes closing border with USCases worldwide near 11mUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live 8.01am BST For the latest on how Covid-19 has spread around the planet, here is our coronavirus world map Related: Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19...
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Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 37 US states as Brazil infections near 1.5m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; global cases near 11m. Follow the latest updates Cases rising in 37 US statesBrazil infections nearing 1.5mTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am BST The death toll in Brazil reached 61,884, up from 60,632 yesterday, according to the country’s health ministry. That is a daily increase of 1,252.B...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll exceeds 60,000; West Bank goes into lockdown

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia: 73 new cases in MelbourneTrump silent as US records record one-day rise in casesCzech republic drops mask rule as Prague has street partyRussia rushes lockdown end as Lenin tomb reopens 7.37pm BST The pandemic is exacerbating inequality throughout the world by hitting hardest those without a social safety net in developing c...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says over 160,000 new cases a day globally; West Bank goes into lockdown

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5mAustralia: 73 new cases in MelbourneTrump silent as US records record one-day rise in casesCzech republic drops mask rule as Prague has street partyRussia rushes lockdown end as Lenin tomb reopens 6.33pm BST Brazil has just passed yet another grim Covid-19 milestone with confirmation that more than 60,000 lives have been lost since mid...
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Failings in Leicester are doomed to be repeated | Letters

Readers respond to the reimposition of lockdown in the city after a surge in Covid-19 casesLiving and working in Leicester city centre we find ourselves in a new social experiment (Leicester forced into local lockdown to combat surge in Covid-19 cases, 30 June). We were all surprised to learn from Matt Hancock of an increased infection rate in a daily briefing on 19 June. Since then we’ve been the focus of speculation, and now of action. Our store opened two weeks ago, a Monday morning that saw ...
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