Infectious diseases

Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as global deaths pass 750,000 | World news

Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours. Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan or via email: [email protected] The UK government has confirmed that six countries, including France, will be removed …

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Regional Victoria stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown rules explained | Melbourne

After Victoria recorded another 671 cases of coronavirus on Sunday and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state. Stage 3 restrictions will be in effect across all of regional Victoria from Thursday 6 August. The Covid-19 restrictions for Mitchell shire, which was already under …

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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne steps up Covid-19 response as South Africa cases top 350,000 | World news

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours, leaving the ACT’s total at 113. There are five (5) active cases in the ACT. A total of 105 cases have recovered from COVID-19 in the ACT. There are no (0) COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals. The number …

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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease Covid-19 restrictions – latest news | Australia news

1.55am BST01:55 Eleanor Ainge Roy Some news from the other side of the bubble: New Zealand’s new opposition leader Todd Muller is calling on the government to explain to Kiwis why the country remains at level 2 alert, after nine days of no new cases. “Kiwis have made enormous sacrifices to flatten the curve, but …

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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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