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Global stocks climb as countries ease Covid-19 lockdown measures – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as coronavirus lockdown easing measures push equity markets higher 9.10am BST Newsflash: Singapore has unveiled its fourth economic stimulus package in response to the Covid-19 crisis this morning. The package is worth 33bn Singapore dollars (about £19bn), bringing the total stimulus to 100bn Singapore dollars which …

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8.28am BST08:28 Sydney will host the resumption of the coronavirus-affected Supercars calendar, with racing planned to return next month. Supercars have not held a complete race meet since the season-opening Adelaide 500 in February. The Supercars website revealed Sydney Motorsport Park will be the venue of the long-awaited two-day second round on 27-28 June, albeit …

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UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon says Scots can exercise more than once a day ahead of Johnson statement | UK news

3.18pm BST15:18 Sturgeon: Wear face coverings in shops In Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has asked people to wear face coverings whilst in shops. It comes as she announces that people can exercise more than once a day in Scotland. 3.16pm BST15:16 Sturgeon has confirmed the “stay alert” message won’t be operating in Scotland, and …

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Coronavirus live news: Spain to allocate time slots for outdoor activities; South Korea reports no new cases | World news

Interpol said it had received reports from police in Ireland, Malaysia, Spain and Britain identifying delivery drivers transporting drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy. Earlier this month, the Spanish National Police identified and arrested seven people dressed as food delivery drivers in Alicante and Valencia, said Interpol. It added that those involved in …

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Coronavirus live news: US Covid-19 death toll passes 50,000 | World news

Global confirmed death toll passes 190,000 Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say at least 193,042 people have died since the outbreak began, while at least 2.7m have been infected. The figures are likely to significantly underestimate the true scale of the pandemic due to suspected under-reporting and differing testing regimes. UK records 684 more hospital …

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Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide near 2 million as Trump repeats WHO funding threat | World news

Positive news from leading public health body in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute, whose head, Lothar Wieler has said the country’s attempts to control the virus’ spread are showing “positive tendencies”. “We cannot yet talk of a containment, but of a slowing down,” Wieler said in his first briefing since the Easter break. According to …

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Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll | World news

8.16pm BST20:16 A single care home in the English county of Bedfordshire has lost 15 residents; five of whom had tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed the deaths and said it does not recommend testing new cases in care homes when some patients have already tested positive “as it …

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Coronavirus live news: Spain records new highest daily death toll, as Syria reports first Covid-19 death | World news

7.25pm BST19:25 More than £250,000 has been raised to help provide free hot meals for NHS staff, less than a week after the initiative was started by a small group of friends. 4,000 meals have been provided to hospitals, and tens of thousands more are expected soon. “We were talking about how a group of …

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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news

1.57am GMT01:57 Beijing’s city government is further strengthening quarantine rules for individuals who arrive in China from overseas, as the Chinese capital seeks to minimise coronavirus-related risks, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday. People wearing protective masks walk in a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The paper, the official publication of …

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Coronavirus latest updates: Australia initiates emergency plan as Trump says risk to US is ‘very low’ | World news

7.23am GMT07:23 Matthew Weaver AP has the latest breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus: Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of HubeiHong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deathsMacao: 10 casesSouth Korea: 1,595 cases, 13 deathsJapan: 894 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 7 deathsItaly: …

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