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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.
1 day ago
Merkel warns of long, hard winter ahead
German chancellor announces second lockdown in parliament, Also: Taiwan marks 200 days without community transmission, but Marshall Islands see first cases.
2 days ago
Tough new restrictions for Germany and France
Chancellor Merkel and president Macron to announce new measures, Also: South Africa's president self-isolates, and Kim Kardashian's island trouble.
3 days ago
Experts warn Covid-19 antibodies fade 'quite rapidly'
British researchers say there is a risk of catching the virus multiple times. Also: the WHO warns of the risk of restrictions in Europe, and Australia lifts one of the world's longest lockdowns.
4 days ago
Tougher restrictions take effect in Italy
The government has warned that the rise in cases was causing a huge strain on the country's health services. However, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said a full lockdown would be catastrophic for the economy. Also: Melbourne exits lockdown and police in Berlin break up an open air party.
5 days ago
Top US virus expert disagrees with Trump
Anthony Fauci rejects the president's claim the US has 'turned a corner'. Also: Mike Pence's staff test positive, and Colombia passes a million cases.
6 days ago
Eleven days before the US election, daily cases hit a new high
Eleven days before the US election, daily cases hit a new high. Daily cases in US hit new high. France says it will be fighting the virus until at least the middle of next year. The Polish President tests positive for the coronavirus.
Oct 23, 2020
France night curfew extended
Two-thirds of the country affected after record daily infections. Also: New study casts doubt on benefits of blood plasma therapy, Trump and Biden row over Covid in last TV debate ahead of US presidential election and a pledge to deliver Santa this Christmas.
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.