Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown | World news

10.32pm BST22:32 Face masks to be mandatory in English shops Face masks will become mandatory in shops across England, UK government ministers are to announce on Tuesday, following mixed messages, a cabinet split and mounting pressure on the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson to change public advice, Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Vikram Dodd write. […]

Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live | US news

US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m. The Health and Human Services secretary pointed to a recent spike in infections, particularly in the south and said people have “to act […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne | World news

4.42am BST04:42 Martin Farrer ‘Real vulnerability’: Qantas job cuts show Covid-19 will change the future of work As he surveyed the economic wreckage from 6,000 Qantas job cuts this week, the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, expressed the glass-half-full hope that there would be other openings for redundant workers as the sector rebounds. He quickly […]

Coronavirus live news: WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America | World news

10.00am BST10:00 Nearly 200 chefs, including some with Michelin stars, gathered outside the Spanish parliament yesterday. They were demanding greater dialogue between the government and the hard-hit catering sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Europa Press Entertainment/Europa Press/Getty Images 9.56am BST09:56 France has revoked a decree authorising hospitals to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 patients. […]

Coronavirus live news: Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; French economy shrinks | World news

French economic activity plunged 27% in April compared with its expected trajectory before the coronavirus pandemic but this was still a slight improvement on March, the Bank of France said. The economy had been predicted to grow 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, the central bank said, with the 27% drop counted from […]

Coronavirus live news: Spain’s daily death toll drops below 300 as children allowed out for first time in weeks | World news

3.20pm BST15:20 The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, will present the national strategy for lifting the country’s lockdown on Tuesday. The pandemic has killed 22,614 people in France since the start of March, with officials on Saturday reporting 369 new deaths in the previous 24 hours. The French government plan to relax certain restrictions from […]

Coronavirus US live: Trump team mulls briefing changes in wake of disinfectant row | US news

3.21pm BST15:21 Donald Trump retweeted this morning an advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from yesterday that says household cleaners “can cause problems when not used properly”. Jim Acosta (@Acosta) More cleanup April 25, 2020 It hasn’t even been 48 hours since Trump said during a press briefing that researchers […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 500,000 as Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs | World news

6.12am BST06:12 Here’s a bit of positive news from Turkey, where doctors are celebrating the recovery of a 93-year-old woman, Alye Gunduz, who was discharged from an Istanbul hospital following 10 days of treatment. “It is promising because patients at this age and with chronic diseases are most of the time unable to recover because […]

Man, 45, strangled wife then slept with her dead body for nearly a WEEK after she accused him of cheating, cops say – The Sun

A 45-YEAR-old man strangled his wife and then slept alongside the dead body for nearly a week, cops say. A couple who knew Jeff Sherwood and Susan Klepsch called police after checking on them on Saturday. 1 Jeff Sherwood is accused of first-degree murderCredit: Hazel Park Police Sherwood and Klepsch, who was 64, had not […]

Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down | World news

A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President Hassan Rouhani made the announcement at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday following recommendations from the health ministry about the course of the […]