It’s just past 1 p.m. in London and 8 a.m. in New York. Here’s the latest on the pandemic.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 8 million people worldwide and killed at least 437,000. Here’s what you need to know:
Beijing extends lockdowns as coronavirus spreads: Health officials in China’s capital have disinfected more than 30,000 restaurants and sealed off several residential neighbourhoods as Beijing aims to contain a surge in cases.
German tracing app goes live: The warning app can tell users when they are near other people who have tested positive with coronavirus. But Germany has not made using the app mandatory, with many citizens skeptical over privacy concerns.
More than 52,000 dead in UK: At least 52,110 have died with Covid-19 in the country, according to UK statistics bodies. The number of weekly deaths does appear to be falling across the nation.
MLB players test positive: Several Major League Baseball players have contracted coronavirus according to a letter leaked to USA Today. The news has emerged as negotiations continue between players and the league on baseball’s return.