Ex-Ukraine PM in serious condition with coronavirus

  • Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in a serious condition with a fever, her party’s spokeswoman has said.

  • Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has warned the country is on the brink of a nationwide outbreak following the highest daily number of coronavirus cases recorded since March.

  • India has had the highest number of daily new cases in the world for the last 18 days, with more than 50,000 new cases every day.
  • More than 23.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world, and more than 14.91 million have recovered. At least 804,400 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  • Coronavirus is circulating four times more among people under 40 in France than among those over 65, health minister Olivier Veran said, as France reported an additional 3,602 new COVID-19 cases.

    • Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in a serious condition with a fever, her party’s spokeswoman has said.

    • Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has warned the country is on the brink of a nationwide outbreak following the highest daily number of coronavirus cases recorded since March.

    • India has had the highest number of daily new cases in the world for the last 18 days, with more than 50,000 new cases every day.
    • More than 23.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world, and more than 14.91 million have recovered. At least 804,400 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
    • Coronavirus is circulating four times more among people under 40 in France than among those over 65, health minister Olivier Veran said, as France reported an additional 3,602 new COVID-19 cases.

      • Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in a serious condition with a fever, her party’s spokeswoman has said.

      • Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has warned the country is on the brink of a nationwide outbreak following the highest daily number of coronavirus cases recorded since March.

      • India has had the highest number of daily new cases in the world for the last 18 days, with more than 50,000 new cases every day.
      • More than 23.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world, and more than 14.91 million have recovered. At least 804,400 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
      • Coronavirus is circulating four times more among people under 40 in France than among those over 65, health minister Olivier Veran said, as France reported an additional 3,602 new COVID-19 cases.

        18:45 GMT – Virus cases keep rising in Italy

        The number of daily coronavirus cases recorded in Italy has nearly doubled in the past five days, jumping to more than 1,200 over the past 24 hours.

        The rise was closely linked to travel and summer entertainment for holidaymakers, according to an official report.

        Italy recorded 1,210 cases in the past 24 hours, compared 642 on Wednesday, latest official figures showed. On Saturday, 1,071 new cases were recorded, with 947 cases registered on Friday and 845 on Thursday.

        The biggest number of cases was recorded in the northern Lombardy region with 239, followed by the Rome region where there were 184 further cases and the Venice region which had 145.

        18:30 GMT – Trump administration considering UK COVID-19 vaccine before election

        The Trump administration is considering fast-tracking an experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University for use in the US ahead of the November 3 elections, the Financial Times reported.

        One option being explored would involve the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarding “emergency use authorization” in October to the potential vaccine, which was developed by Oxford and licensed to AstraZeneca, the FT reported.

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