Coronavirus live news: India passes 500,000 cases as Australian state of Victoria reports biggest surge in local outbreak | World news

India reported more than 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi, Reuters reported. India has the world’s fourth-biggest outbreak of the virus that causes Covid-19, below only the United […]

Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial and warns of ‘second peak’ in pandemic | World news

6.56am BST06:56 Global report: ‘disaster’ looms for millions of children as WHO warns of second peak The coronavirus pandemic will have a “disastrous” impact on children’s rights worldwide, making them more vulnerable to forced labour and underage marriage, a rights group has said, as the World Health Organization warned of an “immediate second peak” in […]

Coronavirus live news: Brazil’s health system on verge of collapse, medics warn | World news

Hello, and welcome to our continuing global coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. This is Helen Davidson in Sydney to take you through the next few hours. Here’s a quick look at the latest big developments: Global confirmed death toll passes 195,000 According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, at least 195,920 people are confirmed to […]