Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Businesses warned not to reopen unless ‘allowed to do so’ under roadmap

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the Independent.ie live blog. 17:00 21/05/2020 WHO warns against use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump’s claim on May 19 that he […]

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 […]

Australia coronavirus live update: Covidsafe app downloads reach 5.5m as Victoria begins easing Covid-19 restrictions – latest news

Deputy CMO says there are ‘very serious risks’ from overcrowding as Victoria plans to lift lockdown rules and another Newmarch resident dies after testing negative. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Coronavirus Australia […]

Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

President Trump speaks at the White House Friday. He is replacing an official who issued a report that found testing delays and equipment shortages at hospitals. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President Trump speaks at the White House Friday. He is replacing an official who issued […]

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 pic.twitter.com/sipwTjgl3i April 25, 2020 It hasn’t even been 48 hours since Trump said during a press briefing that researchers […]

China reports 10 new coronavirus cases in mainland: Live updates | China News

The head of the US agency in charge of developing a vaccine against the coronavirus says he was removed from his job for opposing the chloroquine treatment promoted by US President Donald Trump. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says there are “worrying upward trends” in early epidemics in […]

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 […]

Australia coronavirus live: deputy chief medical officer warns of risks from restarting NRL too soon – latest updates | Australia news

6.31am BST06:31 Advocates for the unemployed have called on the government to extend the $550 per fortnight coronavirus supplements to disability support pensioners and carers. The Guardian reported last month that people on these payments would now receive a lower base rate of income support than a jobseeker or a person receiving parenting payment who […]

France coronavirus death toll tops 10,000: Live updates | News

France has become the fourth country to register more than 10,000 deaths due to coronavirus, while New York reported 731 new fatalities, the highest overnight jump since the beginning of the outbreak. Meanwhile, Spain on Tuesday recorded a slight increase in the daily death toll for the first time in five days, with 743 people succumbing overnight.  […]