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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

    Job losses among the young are creating 'a lock-down generation'

    Job losses among the young are creating 'a lock-down generation'

    United Nations research says one in six young people out of work due to pandemic. Also European Commission outlines an 800-billion dollar proposal to build EU economies. And England's top football clubs agree to resume contact training.

    • 4 min
    Health officials say Latin America is now the centre of the global pandemic

    Health officials say Latin America is now the centre of the global pandemic

    The WHO's Pan American Health Organization says it's worried about the rapidly spreading outbreaks in Brazil, Chile and Peru. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has arrested 40,000 people over the past two months for breaking lockdown rules. And the state of New York starts to re-open some businesses.

    • 4 min
    No school in Philippines until Covid-19 vaccine available

    No school in Philippines until Covid-19 vaccine available

    President Duterte says without a vaccine, the risk to children is too great. Also, the New York Stock exchange trading floor re-opens. And wanted in Britain -- the plasma of Covid-19 survivors.

    • 4 min
    WHO suspends Hydroxychloroquine tests amid safety fears

    WHO suspends Hydroxychloroquine tests amid safety fears

    Health officials say an "abundance of caution" is necessary, after a recent study suggested the anti-malaria drug could lead to more deaths among COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the US state of California will let shops and places of worship re-open, albeit with restrictions. And Haiti braces for a spike in cases.

    • 4 min
    Japan lifts its state of emergency

    Japan lifts its state of emergency

    The Japanese PM says it got the outbreak under control in less than two months. Also: Germany stumps up $10bn to bail out the airline Lufthansa, and the curators documenting Covid-19 for future generations.

    • 4 min
    South Africa: President warns of spike in cases as lockdown is eased

    South Africa: President warns of spike in cases as lockdown is eased

    Cyril Ramaphosa says the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence has never been greater, as the country prepares to lift its curfew next week. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his top adviser, who is accused of breaking lockdown rules. And as India restarts domestic flights, each state has its own quarantine measures for travellers.

    • 4 min

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