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Coronavirus Global Update

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Coronavirus Global Update

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

Latest Episodes

Austria to relax some lock-down restrictions

Despite the restrictions, Austrians will still have to wear face masks in shops and public transport. Also: Spain has recorded it's lowest daily total in nearly two weeks and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital but says he's "in good spirits".

4 MIN4 h ago
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Austria to relax some lock-down restrictions

British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

Boris Johnson has spent the night in hospital with persistent symptoms, but continues to lead the government. Also: cardboard coffins used to bury the dead in Ecuador, and Americans told to prepare for the saddest days of their lives.

4 MIN17 h ago
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British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

The latest daily number of deaths recorded was six hundred and seventy-four. Also: Criminal investigation launched into the Australian cruise ship responsible for nearly a tenth of all cases in the country, and how people in Italy are helping each other by dangling baskets out of their windows.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

New York state remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US with more cases than the whole of Italy. Also: abandoned dead in Ecuador moved to refrigerators, and the wild animals strolling city streets.

4 MIN1 d ago
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Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

The UK sees another 708 deaths -- but there are hopeful signs from Spain and Italy. Also: China remembers its victims, and dating in the days of social distancing.

4 MIN2 d ago
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Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite guidance from health officials. Also: the virus reaches Asia's largest slum and Premier League footballers prepare to take a pay cut

4 MIN2 d ago
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Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Deaths in Italy pass 14,500 but there's evidence the infection rate slowing, as Spain's numbers rise. Plus French police try to stop the Easter exodus and Google helps show is lockdowns work. The audio in this episode has been updated with amended numbers.

4 MIN3 d ago
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Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Confirmed global cases pass one million

The number of people infected worldwide has doubled in the past week. Also: 30,000 merchant sailors are stuck on quarantined vessels, and one of the gaming industry's biggest award ceremonies goes ahead - but online.

4 MIN3 d ago
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Confirmed global cases pass one million

Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

The Spanish authorities say 950 people have died there in the last 24 hours. Also, the latest on pros and cons of face masks, and words of wisdom from the grannies of Wuhan.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Reports say government reserves of protective equipment are almost exhausted. Also: the president of the Philippines has ordered the police and military to use deadly force against violent protesters during the quarantine, and fresh warnings over the privacy of video-conferencing apps.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Latest Episodes

Austria to relax some lock-down restrictions

Despite the restrictions, Austrians will still have to wear face masks in shops and public transport. Also: Spain has recorded it's lowest daily total in nearly two weeks and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital but says he's "in good spirits".

4 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Austria to relax some lock-down restrictions

British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

Boris Johnson has spent the night in hospital with persistent symptoms, but continues to lead the government. Also: cardboard coffins used to bury the dead in Ecuador, and Americans told to prepare for the saddest days of their lives.

4 MIN17 h ago
Comments
British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

The latest daily number of deaths recorded was six hundred and seventy-four. Also: Criminal investigation launched into the Australian cruise ship responsible for nearly a tenth of all cases in the country, and how people in Italy are helping each other by dangling baskets out of their windows.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

New York state remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US with more cases than the whole of Italy. Also: abandoned dead in Ecuador moved to refrigerators, and the wild animals strolling city streets.

4 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

The UK sees another 708 deaths -- but there are hopeful signs from Spain and Italy. Also: China remembers its victims, and dating in the days of social distancing.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite guidance from health officials. Also: the virus reaches Asia's largest slum and Premier League footballers prepare to take a pay cut

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Deaths in Italy pass 14,500 but there's evidence the infection rate slowing, as Spain's numbers rise. Plus French police try to stop the Easter exodus and Google helps show is lockdowns work. The audio in this episode has been updated with amended numbers.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

Confirmed global cases pass one million

The number of people infected worldwide has doubled in the past week. Also: 30,000 merchant sailors are stuck on quarantined vessels, and one of the gaming industry's biggest award ceremonies goes ahead - but online.

4 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Confirmed global cases pass one million

Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

The Spanish authorities say 950 people have died there in the last 24 hours. Also, the latest on pros and cons of face masks, and words of wisdom from the grannies of Wuhan.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Spain passes 10,000 coronavirus deaths

Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies

Reports say government reserves of protective equipment are almost exhausted. Also: the president of the Philippines has ordered the police and military to use deadly force against violent protesters during the quarantine, and fresh warnings over the privacy of video-conferencing apps.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Hospitals say US running out of medical supplies
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