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Hello and welcome to today’s live coronavirus coverage.
My name is Luke Henriques-Gomes and I’ll be with you for the next few hours.
Europe has passed a total of 10m cases, with nearly a quarter of a million cases being diagnosed each day, compared with around 15,000 at the start of July. France has begun a month-long lockdown, Belgium will enter adopt tighter restrictions from Monday, clashes in Barcelona erupted over Spanish Covid restrictions and England is expected to announce a national lockdown next week.
In Australia, Victoria – which this week emerged from one of the world’s longest lockdowns in it capital city of Melbourne – has recorded just one case and no new deaths. Neighbouring New South Wales has recorded four new cases, three of them in hotel quarantine. It comes amid an ongoing row over borders remaining shut in some states.
The other main developments include:
- England is expected to go into national lockdown from early next week, with the prime minister, Boris Johnson, set to bow to pressure from his scientific advisers to impose tighter restrictions. On Friday the UK has reported 274 more deaths and 24,405 new cases.
- The US has passed 9m coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. The figure stands at 9,007,298, the highest in the world, followed by India with 8,088,851 and Brazil with 5,494,376.
- France has reported 49,215 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, compared with 47,637 on Thursday. The total number of infections rose to 1,331,984 while the death tally went up by 256 over 24 hours to 36,565.
- Coronavirus infections in Italy rose by 31,084 on Friday, a jump of over 4,000 in a day, while 199 more fatalities were recorded. Hospital admissions increased by over 1,000 in a day, bringing the total across the country to 16,994, of which 1,746 are in intensive care.
- Canada needs to adopt a stronger response now to tackle a second wave of the coronavirus that has already killed more than 10,000 people and is growing worse, health authorities have said according to Reuters.
- Australia’s political fight over border restrictions is continuing, with the state of Queensland under pressure for continuing to bar entry to people from Greater Sydney. The state of Victoria has recorded one new case, as Melbourne residents enjoy their first weekend since the end of one of the world’s longest lockdowns.
- Belgium will impose tighter lockdown rules from Monday, closing non-essential businesses and restricting household visits. Households will only be allowed to receive one visitor, half-term holidays for schools will be extended to 15 November and those who can adapt their jobs to work from home will be asked to do so.
Source: The Guardian
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