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India’s invisible catastrophe: fears over spread of Covid-19 into poor rural areas 

Country is entering a dangerous new phase of rising infections in small towns and villages with limited access to healthcareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas?This was the reasoning that prompted Lal […]

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Coronavirus: Belgium beach brawl prompts call to limit visitors 

Government says it will not cancel trains to seaside after dozens are involved in fightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBelgium’s government has ruled out cancelling trains to the seaside after a weekend beach brawl prompted local mayors to call for limits on visitors to the coast.Local politicians across Belgium’s 40-mile (65km) s […]

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Coronavirus US: study shows 97,000 children tested positive in last two weeks of July – live updates 

New data shows huge uptick in infections of childrenUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Trump’s coronavirus relief orders described as ‘laughable’ by Andrew CuomoAlex Azar praises Taiwan’s Covid-19 response during rare visitSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.18pm BST Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached […]

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UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms 

Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Little evidence Covid spreads in schools, says Gavin WilliamsonCoronavirus UK map: the latest deaths and confirmed Covid casesLockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in EnglandGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 12.15pm BST More than half of UK workers […]

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Chain reaction: disaster hastens Lebanon’s moment of reckoning 

A corruption-riddled government has presided over rising poverty for decades. Could the anger released after the catastrophe in Beirut’s docks finally topple it?The first violent jolt seemed like a neighbourhood accident; a blown generator, or a car crash. Five seconds later, the thundering secondary blast arrived; a crushing surge of energy that instantly s […]

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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up 

US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘w […]

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UK coronavirus live: government monitoring France for quarantine after Norway reimposes restrictions 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns ‘there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind’Belgium, Andorra and Bahamas added to UK’s quarantine listNHS must never again be a Covid-only service, doctors warnThe Cummings effect: study finds public faith was lost after aide’s tripWhich countries can holidaymakers visit without re […]

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Trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat 

Executive order comes as TikTok faces scrutiny from US lawmakers and Trump administration over national security concernsDonald Trump has issued a pair of executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security.Executive orders […]

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Beirut explosion: at least 78 dead and 4,000 wounded, says Lebanon health ministry – live updates 

Interior minister says ammonium nitrate likely caused at least one explosion amid reports hospitals too damaged to treat patientsFull report: huge explosion in BeirutCrisis upon crisis: blast rocks a Lebanon already on its kneesAmmonium nitrate: what is the chemical blamed for blast in Lebanese capital?‘We’re cursed’: shock and despair as explosion devastate […]

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UK coronavirus live: deaths in England and Wales below five-year average for sixth week in a row, says ONS 

Total of 8,891 deaths in England and Wales in week to 24 July, reportd ONS; researchers warn more testing needed ahead of schools reopeningLocal authority sets up own test-and-tracing schemeUp to 2,000 jobs to go at Pizza Express and Dixons CarphoneConcerns persist over plan to reopen English schoolsVirologists criticise handling of testing contractsGlobal c […]

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‘Coronavirus has stolen our future’: young people’s despair as jobs evaporate 

New graduates and school leavers across the UK have paid the price of lockdown, says surveyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYoung people across Britain believe their future has been “stolen” as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with more than half fearing it has damaged their prospects.Amid growing evidence that the pandemic is […]

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Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases 

Filipino medics plead for lockdown as health system teeters; US suffers deadliest month; South Korea arrest sect leaderU-turns and chaos: a terrible week for Boris JohnsonCoronavirus latest updatesSenior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in the capital Manila or risk losing the battle to contain the sprea […]

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Mask rage: ‘One man told me I shouldn’t be allowed out if I can’t wear one’ 

With face coverings compulsory in many settings, people unable to comply for health reasons are being challenged and abusedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the past few weeks, Paul Feeley has been abused four times for not wearing a mask on public transport. “I have a disability lanyard, which signifies I have a hidden disabilit […]

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert granted meeting with Australian ambassador to Iran 

Exclusive: British-Australian academic will meet diplomat for first time since sudden move to a new notorious prisonThe imprisoned British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is set to be granted a meeting with Australia’s ambassador to Iran as soon as Sunday.Following reports in the Guardian that Dr Moore-Gilbert was seriously unwell in Qarchak prison a […]

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Coronavirus live news: France rules out lockdown despite infections rise; Japan reports second day of record new cases 

French prime minister says full lockdown must be avoided; Japan records 1,274 new cases on Thursday; number of global cases passes 17mAustralia sees record daily case riseUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro […]

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