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.
Barack Obama criticises Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic
The former US president said he had failed to contain the outbreak as cases across the United States were continuing to rise. Also:
the Czech Republic is beginning a second lockdown and Paul McCartney announces the release of a new album.
Long Covid: Who is more at risk?
Scientists say age, asthma, weight and being female increase the risk of developing it. Also: human rights officials condemn Nepal for making people pay for treatment, and the impact of sound on lockdown.
Volunteers to be infected with Covid-19
Up to 90 volunteers will be vaccinated, then infected, in vaccine research. Also: cases in India fall - and rise in Argentina, and Sweden urges the elderly to socialise more.
China's economic recovery continues
Chinese figures show the country sustained its rebound from lockdowns for the 3rd quarter. Also: global cases pass 40 million with more than 1.1 million deaths, and countering virus disinformation.
Tough new restrictions across Europe
Curbs for millions - as governments step up efforts to slow the surge in infections. Also: the 'lost generation' of young people, and the Dutch royal family's holiday - cut short after just one day.
Queues in China for experimental vaccine
The Covid-19 vaccine is available to the public in the city of Yiwu under an emergency use programme. Also: why flying on an aeroplane during the pandemic may be safer than you might think, and could high doses of vitamin D offer protection against the virus?