- India reports a record global daily jump of 96,551 coronavirus cases, taking its total number to 4.5 million.
- Greece, France and Palestine have all reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases.
- Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, urged countries to find $15bn during the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a WHO-led global collaboration to hunt for a vaccine and treatments.
- More than 27.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 906,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 18.8 million people have recovered.
Here are the latest updates:
Friday, September 11
11:45 GMT – India reports global record daily jump of 96,551 cases
India reported another record daily jump of 96,551 coronavirus cases, which is also the highest global daily increase, taking its caseload to 4.5 million.
Deaths have remained relatively low, but are seeing an upward trend. As many as 1,209 people died from COVID-19, India’s health ministry said, taking total deaths to 76,271.
11:10 GMT – Russia reports 5,504 new cases, 102 deaths
Russia reported 5,504 new coronavirus cases, bringing the national tally to 1,051,874, the fourth largest in the world.
Authorities said 102 people had died in the past 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 18,365.
07:40 GMT – Hungary’s daily virus infections tally hits new record at 718
Hungary reported 718 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest daily tally to date, the government said.
The country has reported 10,909 coronavirus cases with 631 deaths so far.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said earlier in the day that Hungary would not impose blanket school closures, but would aim to protect the most vulnerable elderly as the goal was to keep the economy going.
07:10 GMT – Czech Republic reports 1,382 new cases, biggest daily rise
The Czech Republic reported 1,382 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day tally to date, extending a renewed spike in infections that has led authorities to impose tighter face-mask requirements.
The daily rise announced by the health ministry brought the total number of the central European country’s infections to 32,413.
The Czech government on Thursday ordered people to wear face masks inside buildings as the daily new case count topped 1,000 for the first time, but has so far opted to avoid bringing back other tough measures that would hurt businesses.
06:45 – Hungary will not impose blanket school closure to curb virus: PM
Hungary will not impose blanket school closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus but will aim to protect the most vulnerable elderly as the main goal is to keep the economy going, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on state radio.
Orban said that a mandatory wearing of masks on public transport must be enforced.
He also said the Visegrad states of the EU – Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland – will coordinate their measures to fight the second wave of the pandemic. Premiers of the four states will meet in Poland later in the day.
05:45 GMT – Ukraine reports record daily high of 3,144 new cases
Ukraine registered a record 3,144 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said, up from a previous record of 2,836 registered on September 5.
The council said a total of 148,756 cases were registered in Ukraine as of September 11, with 3,076 deaths.
Hello, this is Umut Uras in Doha taking over from my colleague Zaheena Rasheed.
05:06 GMT – India orders states to expand coronavirus testing
India’s health ministry has asked states to allow coronavirus testing on demand without a doctor’s prescription as the country logged another record jump in daily cases.
It also said some negative rapid antigen tests should be redone through the more reliable RT-PCR method, the gold standard of coronavirus tests that looks for the genetic code of the virus.
The retesting order applied to people who had negative results but had fever, coughing or breathlessness, or people who developed those COVID-19 symptoms within three days of their negative test results.
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04:31 GMT – Australia to host Rugby Championship in November-December
Australia will host the southern hemisphere’s four-nation Rugby Championship (TRC) from November 7 – December 12, the sport’s governing body SANZAAR said in a statement.
“Traditionally TRC is played as an international, cross-border series of home and away matches between Argentina, Australia, New…
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