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Coronavirus Global Update
BBC World Service
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.
3 hours ago
Italy's infection rate drops
Italy now has a lower infection rate than many other European countries. Also: people who have inherited a gene from Neanderthals are more likely to suffer severe coronavirus symptoms. And the British poet laureate reads his specially-commissioned work on living through the pandemic.
1 day ago
Pandemic takes centre stage at US presidential debate
Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash over Covid-19. Also: Israel bans mass protests as lockdown tightens and mass job losses at oil giant Shell.
2 days ago
Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million
Deaths in the US, Brazil and India make up nearly half that total. Also: WHO to give cheap, quick coronavirus tests to poorer countries, and why Covid vaccines might mean bad news for the shark population.
3 days ago
India's Covid infections top 6 million
Another thousand people have died after contracting the virus. Also: Madrid in standoff with government over lockdown restrictions and big fines in England for those who defy an order to self isolate.
4 days ago
Thousands defy lockdown to protest outside Israeli prime minister's home
Thousands of Israelis defy lockdown to protest outside Benjamin Netanyahu's home, there's international pressure on China to close wet markets permanently, and the "happiness lab" helping people to cope with covid restrictions.
5 days ago
WHO predicts two million deaths
TWHO's emergencies head Dr Michael Ryan says it's "quite possible" two million people will die before a vaccine is developed. The US now has more than seven million cases - and we look at the role our genes play in our response to Covid-19.
6 days ago
Restrictions tightened across Europe
France records its highest daily number of new cases - just over 16,000. Also: measures to simplify the postponed Olympics, and are animals the answer to identifying Covid-19?
Sep 24, 2020
Volunteers 'to be infected with Covid-19'
UK trials to vaccinate volunteers and then expose them to the virus. Also: the European Commission calls for measures to prevent a second wave, and Israel tightens restrictions.
Sep 3, 2020
France announces multi-billion euro recovery plan
The prime minister of France has announced a multi-billion euro plan to kickstart the economy impacted by Covid 19. Also; India has confirmed a new daily surge record, there's a night time curfew in Havana for the first time in six decades and international football is back.
Mar 5, 2020
Welcome to Coronavirus Global Update
Introducing a podcast rounding-up the latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world, with reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information.