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Coronavirus live news: UK records 3,899 new infections as French cases rise by 10,000 | World news

A few thousand demonstrators calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to resign have gathered in Jerusalem, despite an Israeli national lockdown that went into force on Friday. The prime minister has faced months of relentless protests and widespread public anger over his government’s handling of the country’s coronavirus crisis and charges of alleged corruption. Public demonstrations are […]

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Drive urging people back to the office on ice after fears of spike in cases

South Korea has reported 299 new cases as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit increases brought the national caseload to 19,699, including 323 deaths. The Korea Centers for Disease Control […]

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UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list | World news

6.04pm BST18:04 Much of the attention in Oldham following the large rise in Covid infections in the Greater Manchester district has focused on the town’s Asian community. But a pub in the wealthy — and largely white – Uppermill area of Saddleworth has just been ordered to close by Oldham council for “continually” breaking lockdown […]

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Top disease expert blames surge in Covid-19 cases on US failure to shutdown

South Africa’s decision to reimpose a ban on the sale of alcohol upset consumers and the hospitality sector on Monday, but health experts said it could free up space in stretched hospitals as coronavirus cases spike. Ramaphosa announced the return of the ban, which was only lifted on 1 June, in an address to the nation on […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs as WHO warns on second wave | World news

3.00am BST03:00 US cases surpass 500,000 The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now surpassed 500,000, according to the John Hopkins University global dashboard. 2.49am BST02:49 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has announced the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic […]

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