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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.

    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
    China condemns coronavirus lawsuits

    China condemns coronavirus lawsuits

    The Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, said the US and China should work together. Also, The New York Times devotes entire front page to victims of Covid-19 and Eid celebrations under lockdown.

    • 4 min
    Eid al-Fitr: Pandemic disrupts Muslim celebration

    Eid al-Fitr: Pandemic disrupts Muslim celebration

    Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others order a complete lockdown during this festival, which is traditionally a time for feasts and gift-giving. Meanwhile, Russians begin to question the accuracy of their country’s official death toll. And Mexican officials say drug cartels have been less active under the lockdown, though murders are on the rise.

    • 4 min
    Kenya announces a half billion dollar package to deal with pandemic impact

    Kenya announces a half billion dollar package to deal with pandemic impact

    President Kenyatta said funding would help vulnerable families, tourism and agriculture sectors. Also: one of the world's biggest car hire firms, Hertz, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US, and La Liga football season can resume next month.

    • 4 min
    South America: a new centre of the pandemic

    South America: a new centre of the pandemic

    The WHO says many countries in the region have seen a worrying rise in cases. Also: a study says hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of patients with Covid-19 dying from the disease, and the mystery of the Paris park pandemic lock-picker.

    • 4 min
    UN warns of collapse of health systems in Yemen

    UN warns of collapse of health systems in Yemen

    Aid agencies say there's a shortage of equipment and oxygen. Also, India records its highest daily increase in cases and researchers in the UK begin a trial using immunotherapy.

    • 4 min

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Stop putting the Ethiopian fraud on the air

The current leader of the WHO is not a doctor of medicine. Why do you even give him 1 second of air time. He is no more qualified than most of your so called journalists to have a medical opinion. This coverage is just awful, dishonest, poorly advised and badly presented.

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