Coronavirus live news: Trump calls 200,000 US deaths ‘a shame’; UK restrictions could last six months
World reports just under two million Covid-19 cases in one week; UK government asks people to work from home; Madrid residents advised not to travel. Follow the latest updates
- US President Donald Trump calls 200,000 deaths ‘a shame’
- US reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, highest in world
- Weekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHO
- Boris Johnson sets out new UK restrictions at ‘perilous turning point’
- Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says supercomputer
Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus caseload rose to 705,263 on Tuesday, according to updated data from the health ministry, along with a reported death toll of 74,348.
Authorities reported 4,683 new cases along with 651 deaths on Tuesday, but the true figures are likely significantly higher due to little testing.
A 16-year-old Australian student, Mayela Dayet, will address the United Nations general assembly on Wednesday night to present the findings of a survey that shows young women and girls are shouldering a greater economic, domestic and emotional load and working harder during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The study, released by humanitarian organisation Plan International as part of a report called “Halting Lives – The impact of COVID 19 on girls and young women”, surveyed more than 7,000 15-to-24 year-olds across 14 countries: