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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
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?
1 day ago
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.
2 days ago
US death toll passes 200,000
President Trump defends his record and blames China. Also: Johnson & Johnson becomes the fourth company to begin a final and large-scale trial of a vaccine, and football fans in Brazil can return to stadiums.
3 days ago
Boris Johnson warns UK has reached 'a perilous turning point'
The British Prime Minister has introduced a raft of new restrictions in England as coronavirus cases continue to increase. Also: Joe Biden renews his attack on President Trump's handling of the pandemic, and football fans return to Italian stadiums.
4 days 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.
5 days 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.
6 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?
Sep 18, 2020
Number of confirmed Covid-19 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.
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.