Global report: Macron to lay out Covid plan as India sets another global one-day record

UN secretary general calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding; Donald Trump claims US is ‘rounding the final turn’ as deaths near 200,000

The French president, Emanuel Macron, is expected to lay out a plan to tackle a rising tide of coronavirus infections after the country’s highest ever one-day total. It came as the UN called for an immediate quantum leap in funding to fight the virus, which the secretary general described as the “number one global security threat”.

France on Thursday recorded 9,843 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the number in a week to nearly 50,000.

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