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Coronavirus live news: curfew starts for millions in France; restrictions eased in Melbourne Coronavirus live news: curfew starts for millions in France; restrictions eased in Melbourne
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Paris and several other French cities face month of restrictions; numbers soar in Europe amid new lockdowns; Melbourne lockdown eased from midnight with travel distance increased to 25km – follow liveParis and several other French cities face month of restrictions; numbers soar in Europe amid new lockdowns; Melbourne lockdown eased from midnight with travel distance increased to 25km – follow live
The Wallis and Futuna islands have recorded their first Covid-19 case.
The French island collectivity, north-east of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, had been Covid-free since the beginning of the pandemic, aided by its remoteness, and the fact it can only be reached through New Caledonia (which has a mandatory quarantine regime in place).
The infected patient, who is asymptomatic, arrived on 3 October, and has been confined to a hospital isolation ward.
Until this confirmed case, Wallis and Futuna was the only French-administered territory without the coronavirus.
The Pacific is the least Covid-infected region on earth. The small and remote island nations and territories of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are believed to be still free of the virus.
Dan Andrews is into the nitty-gritty of how the new restriction regime will work.Dan Andrews is into the nitty-gritty of how the new restriction regime will work.
The restrictions across Melbourne and Victoria are complex, their staged easing likewise. For the full details on Victoria’s new regimes, see here.The restrictions across Melbourne and Victoria are complex, their staged easing likewise. For the full details on Victoria’s new regimes, see here.
After months of gruelling lockdown, Melburnians with disabilities or injuries will once again be able to access hydrotherapy pools.After months of gruelling lockdown, Melburnians with disabilities or injuries will once again be able to access hydrotherapy pools.
Previously, Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said people could access private hydrotherapy pools for medical reasons, but it’s clear this was not occurring as the vast majority of these facilities are not allowing outpatients inside.Lina Pane, who suffers from a muscular disorder, has had her condition seriously deteriorate over lockdowns, as swimming in a heated hydrotherapy pool was her only viable form of exercise. She told Guardian Australia she was terrified that she might lose the ability to walk by the end of the pandemic.Previously, Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said people could access private hydrotherapy pools for medical reasons, but it’s clear this was not occurring as the vast majority of these facilities are not allowing outpatients inside.Lina Pane, who suffers from a muscular disorder, has had her condition seriously deteriorate over lockdowns, as swimming in a heated hydrotherapy pool was her only viable form of exercise. She told Guardian Australia she was terrified that she might lose the ability to walk by the end of the pandemic.
After Pane’s story was published by Guardian Australia, Premier Daniel Andrews said he would try and resolve the issue, and although Pane was contacted by his office she was still unable to access an indoor pool.After Pane’s story was published by Guardian Australia, Premier Daniel Andrews said he would try and resolve the issue, and although Pane was contacted by his office she was still unable to access an indoor pool.
But, with Andrews specifically stating pools are able to open for “one-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals”, Pane said she is hopeful she may soon receive some relief from her pain.But, with Andrews specifically stating pools are able to open for “one-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals”, Pane said she is hopeful she may soon receive some relief from her pain.
But Pane said she was frustrated that this took so long, given the DHHS had deemed this activity as safe weeks ago.But Pane said she was frustrated that this took so long, given the DHHS had deemed this activity as safe weeks ago.
Activists have also questioned the requirement for individual sessions with a health professional as many low-income people use unsupervised hydrotherapy as an affordable and effective form of pain relief and medical treatment. For those without NDIS support, a personal hydrotherapy training session may be prohibitively expensive.Activists have also questioned the requirement for individual sessions with a health professional as many low-income people use unsupervised hydrotherapy as an affordable and effective form of pain relief and medical treatment. For those without NDIS support, a personal hydrotherapy training session may be prohibitively expensive.
You can read Pane’s full story below:You can read Pane’s full story below:
Back in Victoria, in Australia, premier Daniel Andrews, is answering questions.Back in Victoria, in Australia, premier Daniel Andrews, is answering questions.
He says that if any stage of the plan to ease restrictions can be moved to earlier than what has been announced today the government will do that, if it can be done safely.He says that if any stage of the plan to ease restrictions can be moved to earlier than what has been announced today the government will do that, if it can be done safely.
He also says that the border checks between regional Victoria and Melbourne remain in place for now and will be subject to stronger checks.He also says that the border checks between regional Victoria and Melbourne remain in place for now and will be subject to stronger checks.
Andrews has a few things to say about pressure from the federal government, including the health minister Greg Hunt, to open up the state.Andrews has a few things to say about pressure from the federal government, including the health minister Greg Hunt, to open up the state.
“I don’t accept that anybody has a more complete picture of what this virus is doing in Victoria than the Victorian chief health officer, the Victoria deputy chief health officer, the Victorian health minister and the Victorian premier,” he says.“My position to the Victorian communities but I’m not doing what is popular, I am doing what is safe. Because we don’t want to be back here again.”“I don’t accept that anybody has a more complete picture of what this virus is doing in Victoria than the Victorian chief health officer, the Victoria deputy chief health officer, the Victorian health minister and the Victorian premier,” he says.“My position to the Victorian communities but I’m not doing what is popular, I am doing what is safe. Because we don’t want to be back here again.”
Andrews urges Victorians who are talking to contact tracers to be honest and complete with the information they provide. If people have an “off the books” job, he’s not going to the tax office he says.Andrews urges Victorians who are talking to contact tracers to be honest and complete with the information they provide. If people have an “off the books” job, he’s not going to the tax office he says.
Tracers just need the health information. “It’s like going to your doctors,” Andrews says.Tracers just need the health information. “It’s like going to your doctors,” Andrews says.
Mexico’s health ministry reported on Saturday 5,447 more cases of the novel coronavirus and 355 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 847,108 and the death toll to 86,059.Mexico’s health ministry reported on Saturday 5,447 more cases of the novel coronavirus and 355 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 847,108 and the death toll to 86,059.
Health officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.Health officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
Now here are the changes for regional Victoria from 11.59pm tonight:Now here are the changes for regional Victoria from 11.59pm tonight:
Two adults and two children will be able to visit a home.Two adults and two children will be able to visit a home.
Hospitality venues can increase their capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside.Hospitality venues can increase their capacity to 70 people outside and 40 people inside.
Outdoor religious gatherings will increase to 20 people.Outdoor religious gatherings will increase to 20 people.
Indoor pools will open for people 18 and under to a maximum of 20 people.Indoor pools will open for people 18 and under to a maximum of 20 people.
One-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals will also be allowed.One-on-one hydrotherapy with health professionals will also be allowed.
Libraries will reopen to a maximum of 20 people.Libraries will reopen to a maximum of 20 people.
Households will now be able to visit a care facility, rather than one person visiting at a time.Households will now be able to visit a care facility, rather than one person visiting at a time.
Then from 11.59 pm on Sunday 1 November in regional Victoria:Then from 11.59 pm on Sunday 1 November in regional Victoria:
Non-contact indoor sport will resume for under 18-year-olds. Spectators will be allowed but with some limits.Non-contact indoor sport will resume for under 18-year-olds. Spectators will be allowed but with some limits.
Andrews also says that a consultation process will commence next week for people, including in Melbourne, who need to prepare properties in regional Victoria for the fire season and for potential floods.Andrews also says that a consultation process will commence next week for people, including in Melbourne, who need to prepare properties in regional Victoria for the fire season and for potential floods.
More detail on Victoria’s easing of restrictions.More detail on Victoria’s easing of restrictions.
Again, worth noting while it’s been more than 100 days of restrictions in Victoria, the rest of the world demonstrates where this state, and Australia more broadly, could be. European cities are reimposing curfews and imposing month-long lockdowns as new cases climb into the tens of thousands every day.Again, worth noting while it’s been more than 100 days of restrictions in Victoria, the rest of the world demonstrates where this state, and Australia more broadly, could be. European cities are reimposing curfews and imposing month-long lockdowns as new cases climb into the tens of thousands every day.
Further changes for metropolitan Melbourne will be introduced in Victoria from 11.59pm on Sunday 1 November. They are:Further changes for metropolitan Melbourne will be introduced in Victoria from 11.59pm on Sunday 1 November. They are:
The four reasons for leaving home will be removed and people will be able to leave their home for any reason.The four reasons for leaving home will be removed and people will be able to leave their home for any reason.
A maximum of two people, plus children, will be able to visit another home. This won’t be a “bubble” arrangement as currently applies to single people in Melbourne.A maximum of two people, plus children, will be able to visit another home. This won’t be a “bubble” arrangement as currently applies to single people in Melbourne.
More businesses will reopen subject to conditions.More businesses will reopen subject to conditions.
Retail will reopen. Hospitality will reopen with a maximum of 20 people inside and 50 outside.Retail will reopen. Hospitality will reopen with a maximum of 20 people inside and 50 outside.
Beauty and personal services will return. Contact sport for under 18-year-olds and non-contact for adults will recommence.Beauty and personal services will return. Contact sport for under 18-year-olds and non-contact for adults will recommence.
A maximum of 20 people will be allowed for outdoor religious gatherings. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed at weddings.A maximum of 20 people will be allowed for outdoor religious gatherings. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed at weddings.
A maximum of 20 mourners at funerals.A maximum of 20 mourners at funerals.
Outdoor seated entertainment will be able to host a maximum of 50 people or 25% of the venue’s fixed seat capacity.Outdoor seated entertainment will be able to host a maximum of 50 people or 25% of the venue’s fixed seat capacity.
In Victoria, Dan Andrews is getting down to brass tacks. It’s the AFL Grand Final this weekend – one of Melbourne’s most significant weekends (and with two Victorian teams in the granny). For the first time, the AFL’s decider will be played outside Victoria.In Victoria, Dan Andrews is getting down to brass tacks. It’s the AFL Grand Final this weekend – one of Melbourne’s most significant weekends (and with two Victorian teams in the granny). For the first time, the AFL’s decider will be played outside Victoria.
But Andrews says Victorian households cannot mix to watch the grand final on television.But Andrews says Victorian households cannot mix to watch the grand final on television.
“We cannot have that happen. As significant as the day is, it’s got to be different.”“We cannot have that happen. As significant as the day is, it’s got to be different.”
A new community case of Covid-19 has been identified in New Zealand – the first case since 25 September.A new community case of Covid-19 has been identified in New Zealand – the first case since 25 September.
The man is a port worker and has recently worked at the Ports of Auckland and Taranaki.The man is a port worker and has recently worked at the Ports of Auckland and Taranaki.
The man developed respiratory symptoms on Friday 16 October and was diagnosed yesterday.The man developed respiratory symptoms on Friday 16 October and was diagnosed yesterday.
No further lockdown measures were announced by the director-general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. The man had very limited contact with others while he was infectious, and was often wearing a mask and gloves in the course of his work on a ship.No further lockdown measures were announced by the director-general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. The man had very limited contact with others while he was infectious, and was often wearing a mask and gloves in the course of his work on a ship.
His four household contacts are now in isolation, two in government quarantine facilities.His four household contacts are now in isolation, two in government quarantine facilities.
“The risk is contained,” Bloomfield said. “The emergence of a new community case is unsettling, and we need to remain vigilant.”“The risk is contained,” Bloomfield said. “The emergence of a new community case is unsettling, and we need to remain vigilant.”
“The case is another reminder that Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon.”“The case is another reminder that Covid-19 is not going away anytime soon.”
Ports of Taranaki and Auckland will now face scaled-up testing, Bloomfield said.Ports of Taranaki and Auckland will now face scaled-up testing, Bloomfield said.
“While we have eliminated community transmission in New Zealand ... that is not the case overseas, where the virus is spreading and there are significant restrictions in place.”“While we have eliminated community transmission in New Zealand ... that is not the case overseas, where the virus is spreading and there are significant restrictions in place.”
Now for the easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne in Victoria:Now for the easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne in Victoria:
From 11.59pm tonight the following changes to restrictions will occur:From 11.59pm tonight the following changes to restrictions will occur:
There will be no time limit on leaving your home for exercise or socialising.There will be no time limit on leaving your home for exercise or socialising.
The travel distance from your home will move from 5km to 25km for exercise and shopping.The travel distance from your home will move from 5km to 25km for exercise and shopping.
Outdoor gatherings will increase to 10 people from two households.Outdoor gatherings will increase to 10 people from two households.
The following settings will be open, subject to Covid-safe conditions: Tennis, skate parks, golf courses. Hairdressers will reopen.The following settings will be open, subject to Covid-safe conditions: Tennis, skate parks, golf courses. Hairdressers will reopen.
Real estate auctions will occur with a maximum of 10 people and commercial real estate inspections can occur.Real estate auctions will occur with a maximum of 10 people and commercial real estate inspections can occur.
Outdoor pools can host 30 swimmers. Indoor pools can open up for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional.Outdoor pools can host 30 swimmers. Indoor pools can open up for one-on-one hydrotherapy with a health professional.
The following will be allowed, subject to conditions: non-essential outdoor home maintenance, repairs, renovations, house painting, can occur with a maximum of five workers.The following will be allowed, subject to conditions: non-essential outdoor home maintenance, repairs, renovations, house painting, can occur with a maximum of five workers.
Solo or automated car washing and poor cleaning will be allowed, mobile or home business pet grooming will be allowed, outdoor photography will be allowed, and there will be a full return of allied health services.Solo or automated car washing and poor cleaning will be allowed, mobile or home business pet grooming will be allowed, outdoor photography will be allowed, and there will be a full return of allied health services.
The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is on his feet, preparing to announce an easing of restrictions.The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, is on his feet, preparing to announce an easing of restrictions.
He confirms that there were two new cases in Victoria, one linked to a known outbreak, the other under investigation. There were no deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.He confirms that there were two new cases in Victoria, one linked to a known outbreak, the other under investigation. There were no deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
“Victorians have done an amazing job over recent weeks and months,” he says.“Victorians have done an amazing job over recent weeks and months,” he says.
He says Victorians from every community have “stayed the course” and “we have just a little longer to go”.He says Victorians from every community have “stayed the course” and “we have just a little longer to go”.
In Australia’s most populous state, NSW, numbers remain low. Australia and New Zealand standing in stark contrast to the rest of the world.In Australia’s most populous state, NSW, numbers remain low. Australia and New Zealand standing in stark contrast to the rest of the world.
Staying in Australia: the acting federal immigration minister Alan Tudge has been speaking in Canberra about the 17 New Zealand travellers who flew into Melbourne via Sydney, which has reignited tensions over borders.Staying in Australia: the acting federal immigration minister Alan Tudge has been speaking in Canberra about the 17 New Zealand travellers who flew into Melbourne via Sydney, which has reignited tensions over borders.
Tudge is referencing reports in the Age that the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet gave authorisation for one of the travellers to travel onward to Victoria, but the authorisation was given a week before the premier Daniel Andrews said the state would not be participating in the travel bubble.Tudge is referencing reports in the Age that the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet gave authorisation for one of the travellers to travel onward to Victoria, but the authorisation was given a week before the premier Daniel Andrews said the state would not be participating in the travel bubble.
Tudge also reiterates comments he made yesterday that the arrivals should not have surprised Victoria because the state’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, was at a meeting of health ministers where it was discussed.Tudge also reiterates comments he made yesterday that the arrivals should not have surprised Victoria because the state’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, was at a meeting of health ministers where it was discussed.
“So the Victorian government was present when it was discussed, they were made aware that this was going to occur, they raised no objections in the meetings, and furthermore, expressly authorised individuals who were arriving into Sydney from New Zealand to be able to travel on into Victoria,” Tudge said.“So the Victorian government was present when it was discussed, they were made aware that this was going to occur, they raised no objections in the meetings, and furthermore, expressly authorised individuals who were arriving into Sydney from New Zealand to be able to travel on into Victoria,” Tudge said.
“Now, I would ask the premier today to reveal those emails and any other correspondence which shows, clearly, and demonstrably, that they authorised the people to come into Victoria.”“Now, I would ask the premier today to reveal those emails and any other correspondence which shows, clearly, and demonstrably, that they authorised the people to come into Victoria.”
Australia and New Zealand have established a one-way travel bubble: New Zealanders are allowed to travel to the Australian jurisdictions of NSW and the Northern Territory without quarantining. Australians going the other way must still quarantine on arrival in NZ. The wrinkle here has been 17 people who flew into NSW, and then on to Victoria (which is allowed, but Victoria has said it was unaware people were coming into the state from outside the country).Australia and New Zealand have established a one-way travel bubble: New Zealanders are allowed to travel to the Australian jurisdictions of NSW and the Northern Territory without quarantining. Australians going the other way must still quarantine on arrival in NZ. The wrinkle here has been 17 people who flew into NSW, and then on to Victoria (which is allowed, but Victoria has said it was unaware people were coming into the state from outside the country).
For our Australian readers in particular. Victorian premier Dan Andrews is speaking at 11am to outline the easing of restrictions in that state as case numbers continue to dwindle (down to one Saturday, and two Sunday). Victoria’s capital Melbourne has endured one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world, including curfews and a 5km limit on all movement.For our Australian readers in particular. Victorian premier Dan Andrews is speaking at 11am to outline the easing of restrictions in that state as case numbers continue to dwindle (down to one Saturday, and two Sunday). Victoria’s capital Melbourne has endured one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world, including curfews and a 5km limit on all movement.
Andrews’s announcement is keenly anticipated, to say the very least.Andrews’s announcement is keenly anticipated, to say the very least.
We will bring you his announcement as it happens, in about 10 minutes from now.We will bring you his announcement as it happens, in about 10 minutes from now.
Millions of Europeans faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday as governments stepped up efforts to slow the surge in infections, after the World Health Organization reported a “very concerning” 44% rise in European cases over one week.Millions of Europeans faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday as governments stepped up efforts to slow the surge in infections, after the World Health Organization reported a “very concerning” 44% rise in European cases over one week.
From Saturday evening, Paris and several other French cities go under a nighttime curfew that will last at least a month. England is banning mixed household gatherings in the capital and other areas, and Italy’s most populous region is limiting bar openings and suspending sports events.From Saturday evening, Paris and several other French cities go under a nighttime curfew that will last at least a month. England is banning mixed household gatherings in the capital and other areas, and Italy’s most populous region is limiting bar openings and suspending sports events.
The need for action in France was underlined as the country recorded another record for new cases, with over 32,000 registered in 24 hours.The need for action in France was underlined as the country recorded another record for new cases, with over 32,000 registered in 24 hours.
In a bid to stem the worrying rise in infections and in the hope of heading off a return to full lockdowns, many governments have tightened measures to control the spread of the pandemic – even if some dissenters are fighting back in the courts.In a bid to stem the worrying rise in infections and in the hope of heading off a return to full lockdowns, many governments have tightened measures to control the spread of the pandemic – even if some dissenters are fighting back in the courts.
As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the US combined.As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the US combined.
Of every 100 infections reported around the world, 34 were from European countries.Of every 100 infections reported around the world, 34 were from European countries.
The region is currently reporting a million new infections about every nine days and has reported more than 6.3 million cases since the pandemic began.The region is currently reporting a million new infections about every nine days and has reported more than 6.3 million cases since the pandemic began.
Major European countries – the UK, France, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain – accounted for about half of Europe’s new cases in the week to 18 October.Major European countries – the UK, France, Russia, the Netherlands and Spain – accounted for about half of Europe’s new cases in the week to 18 October.
Several European countries are closing schools, cancelling elective surgeries and enlisting student medics as the authorities face a Covid-19 resurgence.Several European countries are closing schools, cancelling elective surgeries and enlisting student medics as the authorities face a Covid-19 resurgence.
Russia is moving students to online learning and Northern Ireland is closing schools for two weeks and restaurants for four.Russia is moving students to online learning and Northern Ireland is closing schools for two weeks and restaurants for four.
In Spain, authorities in Catalonia ordered bars and restaurants to close for 15 days and limited the numbers of people allowed in shops.In Spain, authorities in Catalonia ordered bars and restaurants to close for 15 days and limited the numbers of people allowed in shops.
The Czech Republic has also shifted schools to distance learning and plans to call up thousands of medical students. Hospitals are cutting non-urgent medical procedures to free up beds.The Czech Republic has also shifted schools to distance learning and plans to call up thousands of medical students. Hospitals are cutting non-urgent medical procedures to free up beds.
Polish health officials have warned the country is on the brink of a disaster as a record 6,526 new coronavirus infections and 116 deaths were reported this week.Polish health officials have warned the country is on the brink of a disaster as a record 6,526 new coronavirus infections and 116 deaths were reported this week.
Poland is ramping up training for nurses and considering creating military field hospitals.Poland is ramping up training for nurses and considering creating military field hospitals.
Around the world: Latin America is the worst-affected region with about 27% of total Covid-19 cases followed by Asia, North America and Europe.Around the world: Latin America is the worst-affected region with about 27% of total Covid-19 cases followed by Asia, North America and Europe.
India is reporting fewer cases this month compared with September, with 69,000 cases per day.India is reporting fewer cases this month compared with September, with 69,000 cases per day.
The numbers have fallen by more than 20,400 over the last three weeks, down 22% from its previous peak. India reported 55,342 cases on 13 October, its lowest daily increase since 18 August.The numbers have fallen by more than 20,400 over the last three weeks, down 22% from its previous peak. India reported 55,342 cases on 13 October, its lowest daily increase since 18 August.
In the US, which has the largest total number of cases and deaths in the world, new infections are edging higher along with the most hospitalised Covid-19 patients since early September.In the US, which has the largest total number of cases and deaths in the world, new infections are edging higher along with the most hospitalised Covid-19 patients since early September.
The US has suffered more than 218,000 fatalities, on Friday revealed a record deficit of $3.1tn in the fiscal year ended September 30.The US has suffered more than 218,000 fatalities, on Friday revealed a record deficit of $3.1tn in the fiscal year ended September 30.
It also announced that the number of cases there had passed eight million, while global daily infections also hit a new record.It also announced that the number of cases there had passed eight million, while global daily infections also hit a new record.
Good morning/afternoon/evening – wherever these words find you. Ben Doherty in Sydney here, helming our rolling coverage for the new few hours. If you’d like to be in contact, I can be found on email: ben.doherty@theguardian.com or reluctantly on Twitter @BenDohertyCorro.Good morning/afternoon/evening – wherever these words find you. Ben Doherty in Sydney here, helming our rolling coverage for the new few hours. If you’d like to be in contact, I can be found on email: ben.doherty@theguardian.com or reluctantly on Twitter @BenDohertyCorro.
To the state of play this morning (it’s morning where I am):To the state of play this morning (it’s morning where I am):
Globally, there have been 39.5m confirmed cases of Covid-19, and 1.1m deaths. The US has nearly 8.1m confirmed cases, followed by India 7.4m, and Brazil 5.2m.Globally, there have been 39.5m confirmed cases of Covid-19, and 1.1m deaths. The US has nearly 8.1m confirmed cases, followed by India 7.4m, and Brazil 5.2m.
Europe is the emerging epicentre of the current wave: a third of all new cases worldwide are being detected in western European countries. Europe is recording more new cases than India, Brazil and the US combined.Europe is the emerging epicentre of the current wave: a third of all new cases worldwide are being detected in western European countries. Europe is recording more new cases than India, Brazil and the US combined.
Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak.Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak.
Italy had a record daily rise in cases of 10,925 and is considering toughening nationwide restrictions in response to the increase. The Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Malaysia also recorded their highest daily totals since the pandemic began.Italy had a record daily rise in cases of 10,925 and is considering toughening nationwide restrictions in response to the increase. The Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Malaysia also recorded their highest daily totals since the pandemic began.
The number of deaths in Iran from Covid-19 now exceeds 30,000, with the country’s health ministry saying the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic was now 30,123.The number of deaths in Iran from Covid-19 now exceeds 30,000, with the country’s health ministry saying the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic was now 30,123.
A two week “circuit breaker” lockdown is expected to commence in Wales on 23 October that will see all but essential retail outlets close, according to a leaked letter.A two week “circuit breaker” lockdown is expected to commence in Wales on 23 October that will see all but essential retail outlets close, according to a leaked letter.
Thailand has recorded its first locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 in more than a month.Thailand has recorded its first locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 in more than a month.
The foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium have both tested positive for Covid-19.The foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium have both tested positive for Covid-19.
The Australian state of Victoria recorded two new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths as the state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, prepares to announce an easing of restrictions on Sunday.The Australian state of Victoria recorded two new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths as the state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, prepares to announce an easing of restrictions on Sunday.