Coronavirus US live: Trump pushes conspiracy theory and mask politics as death toll approaches 100,000 | US news

Gavin Newsom, California’s governor, did not hold back when asked at his daily briefing on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s comments on mail-in ballots. The Guardian’s Vivian Ho reports from San Francisco: Earlier this month, California became the first state to authorize sending every registered voter a mail-in ballot in the upcoming elections, a move that […]

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 […]

Coronavirus live news: experts reject Trump's 'disinfectant' theory as Russia reports 5,849 new cases

Doctors call president’s comments ‘jaw-dropping’ and dangerous; Algeria, Egypt, UAE shorten ease restrictions for Ramadan, Indonesia increases them; Follow the latest updates Medical experts denounce Trump’s ‘dangerous’ treatment suggestion Panama: lockdown leaves festivalgoers stranded on beach UK coronavirus updates – live At a glance – latest developments See all our coronavirus coverage 11.53am BST The […]

Germany heads for deep recession as EU leaders fail to agree Covid-19 rescue – business live | Business

10.24am BST10:24 Together the dividend cuts from Aviva, RSA (which we had previously missed), Direct Line and Hiscox today add up to £1.3bn, according to AJ Bell. The spotlight is very much on Phoenix Group, Admiral and Prudential, none of whom have yet reacted to the Bank of England’s strong-arm tactics. Russ Mould, investment director […]

Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will ‘reopen’ in weeks | World news

8.16am GMT08:16 UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown The UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules. It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK’s […]

UK coronavirus live: calls for tougher distancing measures as death toll rises across the country | Politics

It sounds draconian but we have to enforce social distancing, otherwise the pressure on our NHS is just going to get worse and worse. That means no non-essential travel, no non-essential visits outside the home, and when you are outside the home stay 2 metres apart, don’t touch your face and wash your hands when […]

AFP has dropped Angus Taylor investigation, report says – politics live

Australian federal police decide not to pick up inquiry into Taylor over doctored documents, Keith Pitt to take Matt Canavan’s former portfolio, and veteran affairs portfolio to move into cabinet. All the day’s events, live 3.59am GMT Josh Frydneberg continues to use old auditor-general reports to attack Labor, in some sort of tactic to explain […]