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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.
6 hours ago
Madrid imposes partial lockdown
Spain tries to avert a second surge, while the UK fears it could be heading for 50,000 cases a day by October. And India's most famous landmark reopens to the public.
1 day ago
British health minister warns the country is at a tipping point in tackling Covid-19
Matt Hancock told the BBC that people had a choice: to either follow the rules or prepare for new measures. Also: the WHO has agreed rules for testing African herbal remedies to fight Covid-19.
2 days ago
WHO warns that the Covid-19 pandemic is not burning out
The World Health Organisation says countries in the northern hemisphere must prepare for a winter battle against the disease, and how is Israel coping with a second nationwide lockdown?
3 days ago
The number of confirmed cases worldwide passes 30 million
The US, India and Brazil have the highest figures, but the number of new infections in Europe is increasing. Also: Israel has become the first developed country to return to a nationwide lockdown, and the head of the World Food Programme, asks billionaires to donate money to help.
4 days ago
The WHO: Infection rates are a 'wake-up call'
The WHO has said transmission rates are alarming, experts reveal the latest on symptoms to look out for and parts of England get a widespread local lockdown.
5 days ago
OECD: Global recession not as deep as expected
But the pandemic could still cost the world economy 7 trillion dollars. Also: the EU urges member states to build a stronger health union, and the number of cases in India tops 5 million.
6 days ago
Bill Gates: Covid-19 has set back global health by two decades
Billionaire philanthropist says crisis has exposed tens of millions of people to the threat of more poverty, inequality, and disease. Also: China's economy picks up speed as shoppers return, and how to make TV comedy work without a studio audience.
Sep 14, 2020
WHO reports a record increase in infections
More than 300,000 cases were reported on Sunday. Also: a promising new treatment for Covid-19 using artificial antibodies is about to be tested in the UK; and we hear from a doctor who treated coronavirus in the war-torn Yemeni city of Aden.
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.