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Reuters: Portugal will impose localised night-time curfews from Monday to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases reached a record high, Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced in the early hours of Sunday.
The overnight curfew, from 11pm to 6am, will come into force across 121 of the country’s 308 municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto, on Monday as the country enters a 15-day state of emergency.
Costa also announced people will not be able to leave their homes between 1pm and 5am during the next two weekends – on both Saturday and Sunday. Some commercial outlets will close during these times, he said.
Hello, this is Helen Davidson here to take you through the next few hours of global coronavirus coverage. You can catch up on the last 24 hours at the previous live blog here.
A quick wrap of the latest developments:
- The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced the further easing of Covid restrictions over regional parts of the state after it recorded no new coronavirus cases for the ninth consecutive day on Sunday.
- The Australian state of New South Wales reported zero new local cases in the last 24 hours but are still investigating an emerging cluster in the Southern Highlands region, south of Sydney.
- In France, the total number of deaths from coronavirus has exceeded 40,000 for the first time, the health ministry announced. New deaths from the virus reached 40,169.
- India reported 50,356 new Covid-19 infections in the past day, as cases in New Delhi surpassed 7,000 on Saturday.
- Papua New Guinea has reported a second case in New Ireland province, bringing the total number to 599. However testing has been minimal and the infection rate is expected to be much higher than 599, with cases reported in 15 of the 20 provinces.
- Hospitals in Greater Manchester have suspended non-urgent appointments and surgery following a surge in the number of Covid patients being treated.
- 413 people with coronavirus have died across the UK in the last 24 hours, up from 355 the previous day, government figures show. It brings the overall UK death toll to 48,888.
- Italy approved a new aid package to cushion the blow to its economy from the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The measures agreed by cabinet overnight are worth €2.9bn (£2.6bn), according to a report by Reuters.
- The US confirmed 126,480 new coronavirus cases on Friday. It is the third day in a row that the US has reported a record-breaking number of Covid-19 cases.
- Thousands of people in Leipzig, Germany, have demonstrated against coronavirus restrictions. The demonstration came as Germany finished its first week of a “lockdown light” with new restrictions to try and slow rising coronavirus cases.
- Iran registers a record daily number of Covid-19 cases and another 423 deaths from the disease.
- Donald Trump’s chief of staff tests positive for Covid. Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, along with at least one other aide to the president, sources have told multiple news organisations The reports came just days after Meadows appeared with Trump at a White House event along with several people who were not wearing masks.
- Bosnia’s prime minister, Zoran Tegeltija, has tested positive for Covid-19. Tegeltija is is self-isolating at home, Reuters reports, citing a cabinet statement.
- Poland reported a record 27,875 new coronavirus cases. Saturday’s figures takes the total number of reported cases to more than 500,000.
- Travel to UK from Denmark has been banned amid worries over Covid in mink.
Source: The Guardian
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