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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.

Coronavirus Global Update BBC

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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.

    USA records highest one day figure

    USA records highest one day figure

    More than 63,000 coronavirus cases were registered on Thursday according to Johns Hopkins University, and some intensive care units reach capacity. South Africa has also hit its highest single day increase, and Barbados tempts homeworkers.

    • 4 min
    Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

    Oxfam warns that more people could die from hunger than Covid-19

    The UK based charity says the pandemic is disrupting food supplies and aid. Also: the WHO announces a review of the global response to Covid-19, and the number of new cases in Tokyo has reached a record high, as Japan prepares to relax some restrictions.

    • 4 min
    US passes three million coronavirus cases

    US passes three million coronavirus cases

    Vice President, Mike Pence, said more than 39 million people had been tested. Also: the WHO acknowledges emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny air particles, and crowds in Serbia storm parliament to protest about a new curfew.

    • 4 min
    Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

    Brazil's Bolsonaro announces: ‘It came back positive’

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, Australia places Melbourne under 6-week lockdown. And Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility.

    • 4 min
    Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

    Israel closes bars and clubs as COVID-19 cases rise

    Public spaces have been shut indefinitely, as Israel grapples with the spread of infections. Meanwhile, Australia has closed the border between two states as cases rise there. And the Louvre Museum in Paris reopens after four months.

    • 4 min
    South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

    South Africa - officials consider reimposing lockdown in most populous province

    There are more than 50,000 cases in Gauteng which is the country's economic powerhouse. Also Britain celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service - which has faced the most challenging year in its history with the battle against Covid-19, and an Indian man buys a gold face mask but admits it may not be effective against the coronavirus.

    • 4 min

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