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Coronavirus Global Update

BBC World Service

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Coronavirus Global Update

Coronavirus Global Update

BBC World Service

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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.

Latest Episodes

The World Health Organisation says we should all wear face masks in public

Advice on wearing face masks in public changes, the Brazilian president threatens to pull the country out of the WHO. Prince William volunteers during lockdown.

4 MIN7 h ago
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The World Health Organisation says we should all wear face masks in public

Virus ‘under control’ in France

The French government's top scientific adviser says the coronavirus epidemic in France is now under control. Also: South Africa's top vaccine expert has warned that its hospitals could be overwhelmed by virus cases within a matter of weeks, and a team of Samoan rugby players who set off for a match in February have still not made it home because of COVID-19.

4 MIN18 h ago
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Virus ‘under control’ in France

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 MIN1 d ago
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Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third highest coronavirus deaths

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 MIN1 d ago
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Fears Iran faces a second wave

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 MIN2 d ago
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How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at protests

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 MIN2 d ago
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Hopes ibuprofen could treat Covid-19

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 MIN3 d ago
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Brazil: Indigenous communities under threat

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 MIN3 d ago
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UN: higher ethnic minority death rates highlight existing inequalities

Latin America: WHO says outbreak has not yet peaked

Brazil and Mexico are easing their COVID-19 restrictions, despite the continuing rise in infections. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin schedules a referendum on the Russian constitution, already delayed by coronavirus. And a chef re-opening his restaurant in the US tells us what precautions he’s taking.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Latin America: WHO says outbreak has not yet peaked

Iran says dangerous new peak possible

Health Minister’s warning follows highest daily new infections for two months. Also: Restrictions eased in Moscow – despite Russia’s highest weekly deaths; more businesses reopen in Brazil and Mexico; and visitors return to some of Europe's top museums.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Iran says dangerous new peak possible

Latest Episodes

The World Health Organisation says we should all wear face masks in public

Advice on wearing face masks in public changes, the Brazilian president threatens to pull the country out of the WHO. Prince William volunteers during lockdown.

4 MIN7 h ago
Comments
The World Health Organisation says we should all wear face masks in public

Virus ‘under control’ in France

The French government's top scientific adviser says the coronavirus epidemic in France is now under control. Also: South Africa's top vaccine expert has warned that its hospitals could be overwhelmed by virus cases within a matter of weeks, and a team of Samoan rugby players who set off for a match in February have still not made it home because of COVID-19.

4 MIN18 h ago
Comments
Virus ‘under control’ in France

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 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Brazil overtakes Italy as country with third highest coronavirus deaths

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 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Fears Iran faces a second wave

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 MIN2 d ago
Comments
How to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at protests

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 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Hopes ibuprofen could treat Covid-19

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 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Brazil: Indigenous communities under threat

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 MIN3 d ago
Comments
UN: higher ethnic minority death rates highlight existing inequalities

Latin America: WHO says outbreak has not yet peaked

Brazil and Mexico are easing their COVID-19 restrictions, despite the continuing rise in infections. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin schedules a referendum on the Russian constitution, already delayed by coronavirus. And a chef re-opening his restaurant in the US tells us what precautions he’s taking.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Latin America: WHO says outbreak has not yet peaked

Iran says dangerous new peak possible

Health Minister’s warning follows highest daily new infections for two months. Also: Restrictions eased in Moscow – despite Russia’s highest weekly deaths; more businesses reopen in Brazil and Mexico; and visitors return to some of Europe's top museums.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Iran says dangerous new peak possible
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