Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 22 US states as France declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’ | World news

1.04am BST01:04 Coronavirus patients have lung damage ‘weeks after leaving hospital’ Nicola Davis Patients hospitalised with Covid-19 still have lung damage, breathlessness and coughs weeks after being discharged, researchers have found. The long and lingering effects of coronavirus on physical health is a growing topic of concern; even those who have experienced “mild” Covid, have […]

Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live | US news

The Biden campaign has released a new Spanish-language ad introducing Joe Biden to voters as a man committed to his family and his faith. The ad, “Hombre de Bien,” which was shared exclusively with the Guardian, will run in Arizona and Florida, two battleground states where Latino voters comprise a significant share of the electorate. […]

Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as global deaths pass 750,000 | World news

Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours. Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan or via email: [email protected] The UK government has confirmed that six countries, including France, will be removed […]

Coronavirus live news: Australia suffers deadliest day as Japan lifts ban on foreign re-entry | World news

8.08am BST08:08 Hong Kong authorities opened community centres for residents to eat inside after a virus-induced ban on indoor dining at restaurants forced many workers to have their meals outside on pavements under sweltering heat and rain. The restaurant ban, which took effect on Wednesday, barred any outlet from allowing dine-in patrons to curb the […]

The US-China rivalry is not a new cold war, and it’s dangerous to call it that | Mario Del Pero | Opinion

A “new cold war” has become almost a default description of the current rivalry between the United States and China. Some structural similarities do indeed exist with the post-second world war global stage, when the Soviet Union was pitted against the US. Just as, say, in 1950, we live now in a sort of bipolar […]

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up efforts to fight outbreak | World news

1.39am BST01:39 Morrison government denies reports it will permanently lift unemployment benefit payments The Morrison government has denied it about to permanently lift unemployment benefit payments when the treasurer makes a long-awaited economic statement next month. News Corp newspapers, citing senior ministers, had reported the jobseeker payment would rise to $75 per day from $40 […]

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: pandemic accelerating across Africa; over 2 million cases in US | World news

Reuters has more from the coronavirus briefing earlier today by the World Health Organization’s regional office from Africa. According to the Canadian-owned news agency, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Africa regional director, said that the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to the hinterland from capital cities where it arrived with travellers. Ten countries are driving […]

Record-breaking Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall lashing Louisiana coast with rain and high winds – The Sun

THE record-breaking Tropical Storm Cristobal is set to lash the Louisiana coast with rain and high winds as it advances towards the US. The storm has slowed its advance through the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal storm surge, high winds and rain  are expected to drench southeast parts of the state. Its arrival will […]

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 […]