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Coronavirus Global Update

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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

Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

The UK sees another 708 deaths -- but there are hopeful signs from Spain and Italy. Also: China remembers its victims, and dating in the days of social distancing.

4 MIN10 h ago
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Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite guidance from health officials. Also: the virus reaches Asia's largest slum and Premier League footballers prepare to take a pay cut

4 MIN23 h ago
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Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Deaths in Italy pass 14,500 but there's evidence the infection rate slowing, as Spain's numbers rise. Plus French police try to stop the Easter exodus and Google helps show is lockdowns work. The audio in this episode has been updated with amended numbers.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Confirmed global cases pass one million

The number of people infected worldwide has doubled in the past week. Also: 30,000 merchant sailors are stuck on quarantined vessels, and one of the gaming industry's biggest award ceremonies goes ahead - but online.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Confirmed global cases pass one million

Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

The Spanish authorities say 950 people have died there in the last 24 hours. Also, the latest on pros and cons of face masks, and words of wisdom from the grannies of Wuhan.

4 MIN2 d ago
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Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Reports say government reserves of protective equipment are almost exhausted. Also: the president of the Philippines has ordered the police and military to use deadly force against violent protesters during the quarantine, and fresh warnings over the privacy of video-conferencing apps.

4 MIN2 d ago
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Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Italy’s daily death toll at lowest level for six days

The outbreak in Italy continues to take a heavy toll on the medical profession as more than 60 doctors have died. Also: the authorities in the Netherlands are investigating whether group or ‘herd’ immunity could stop the spread of Covid-19, and the Wimbledon tennis championships have been cancelled.

4 MIN3 d ago
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Italy’s daily death toll at lowest level for six days

US Navy captain pleads for help

Sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt – one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers – have tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, officials in India have traced hundreds of suspected cases to a single religious gathering. And Panama has imposed gender-based quarantine measures.

4 MIN3 d ago
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US Navy captain pleads for help

US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

Over 3000 people have died from the virus in the US. New York's governor is re-organising the state's entire health system. Also: Spain suffers its deadliest day so far, and why are so many young people in Australia testing positive?

4 MIN4 d ago
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US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies

Experts have said coronavirus will hamper financial growth throughout 2020. Meanwhile, the US has tested more than a million people for the virus. And Facebook has accused the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, of spreading misinformation about the benefits of self-isolation.

4 MIN4 d ago
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World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies

Latest Episodes

Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

The UK sees another 708 deaths -- but there are hopeful signs from Spain and Italy. Also: China remembers its victims, and dating in the days of social distancing.

4 MIN10 h ago
Comments
Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite guidance from health officials. Also: the virus reaches Asia's largest slum and Premier League footballers prepare to take a pay cut

4 MIN23 h ago
Comments
Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Deaths in Italy pass 14,500 but there's evidence the infection rate slowing, as Spain's numbers rise. Plus French police try to stop the Easter exodus and Google helps show is lockdowns work. The audio in this episode has been updated with amended numbers.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Confirmed global cases pass one million

The number of people infected worldwide has doubled in the past week. Also: 30,000 merchant sailors are stuck on quarantined vessels, and one of the gaming industry's biggest award ceremonies goes ahead - but online.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Confirmed global cases pass one million

Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

The Spanish authorities say 950 people have died there in the last 24 hours. Also, the latest on pros and cons of face masks, and words of wisdom from the grannies of Wuhan.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Reports say government reserves of protective equipment are almost exhausted. Also: the president of the Philippines has ordered the police and military to use deadly force against violent protesters during the quarantine, and fresh warnings over the privacy of video-conferencing apps.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Italy’s daily death toll at lowest level for six days

The outbreak in Italy continues to take a heavy toll on the medical profession as more than 60 doctors have died. Also: the authorities in the Netherlands are investigating whether group or ‘herd’ immunity could stop the spread of Covid-19, and the Wimbledon tennis championships have been cancelled.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Italy’s daily death toll at lowest level for six days

US Navy captain pleads for help

Sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt – one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers – have tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, officials in India have traced hundreds of suspected cases to a single religious gathering. And Panama has imposed gender-based quarantine measures.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
US Navy captain pleads for help

US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

Over 3000 people have died from the virus in the US. New York's governor is re-organising the state's entire health system. Also: Spain suffers its deadliest day so far, and why are so many young people in Australia testing positive?

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
US coronavirus death toll overtakes 9/11 fatalities

World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies

Experts have said coronavirus will hamper financial growth throughout 2020. Meanwhile, the US has tested more than a million people for the virus. And Facebook has accused the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, of spreading misinformation about the benefits of self-isolation.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
World Bank predicts ‘significant pain’ for East Asian economies
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