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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.

    Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third highest coronavirus deaths

    Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third highest coronavirus deaths

    Brazil reaches a grim milestone as it becomes the third worst hit country, the governor of New York urges George Floyd protesters to get tested for Covid-19. The NBA will restart season in July.

    • 4 min
    Fears Iran faces a second wave

    Fears Iran faces a second wave

    Cases of Covid-19 also accelerate in India, Brazil and Mexico. Also in England, face coverings are to be compulsory on public transport, and France is to transform vast quantities of unsold wine into hand sanitiser.

    • 4 min
    How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at protests

    How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at protests

    With demonstrators across the US calling for racial justice, we ask a health expert how to protest safely during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Brazil marks another record increase in its death toll. And a survey shows nearly a quarter of Americans would refuse a coronavirus vaccine.

    • 4 min
    Hopes ibuprofen could treat Covid-19

    Hopes ibuprofen could treat Covid-19

    Scientists are testing if the drug could prevent severe breathing problems. Also: WHO resumes hydroxychloroquine trials; new evidence about so-called superspreaders; and British Vogue replaces models with key workers on its cover.

    • 4 min
    Brazil: Indigenous communities under threat

    Brazil: Indigenous communities under threat

    Illegal mining operations in the Amazon are exposing Indigenous villages to COVID-19. Meanwhile, recordings obtained by the Associated Press suggest that, while the WHO publicly praised China’s efforts, officials were frustrated with Beijing’s lack of transparency. And India’s tea industry – which employs more than a million people – is struggling to recover from the pandemic.

    • 4 min
    UN: higher ethnic minority death rates highlight existing inequalities

    UN: higher ethnic minority death rates highlight existing inequalities

    UN’s human rights chief says pandemic is exposing issues ignored for too long. Also: New research shows every centimetre counts in social distancing; and the return of Parisian pavement cafes.

    • 4 min

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