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WHO reports record increase in global cases

GLOBAL COVID-19 TODAY

CORONAVIRUS CASES: 13,041,698

DEATHS: 571,660

RECOVERED: 7,588,094

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WHO reports record increase in global cases rising by 230,370 in 24 hours

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global Covid-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. 

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO record for new cases was 228,102 on 10 July. 

Global deaths remain at around 5,000 a day. And global coronavirus cases are approaching 13 million, according to Johns Hopkins University tracker.

Read the full story and get the latest updates on The Guardian 

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Nail bars and tattoo parlours reopen as England’s lockdown eases 

BBC News says beauty salons, spas, tattoo parlours and nail bars are welcoming back their first clients for almost four months, as lockdown restrictions ease further in England

Some beauty treatments such as eyebrow threading, face waxing, eyelash treatments and facials will be banned because they carry a greater risk of transmission, leaving some businesses unable to reopen. 

In Scotland, indoor shopping centres are allowed to reopen, and in Wales, pubs, bars and restaurants can serve customers outdoors.

Read the full story on BBC News

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German officials furious after meatpacker behind Covid-19 outbreak that placed 600,000 people on lockdown requests salary refund

RT News says a German meat processing factory at the centre of a local coronavirus outbreak that put two neighbouring districts on quarantine has requested government support. The move has angered German officials, including the agriculture minister. 

“I don’t have much sympathy with this,” Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, commenting on a request by the Toennies meat factory. Companies in Germany are entitled to “labour cost refunds” if they were forced to go on lockdown by health authorities but still had to pay their employees. 

Read the full story on RT News

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Covid-19 claims 42 more live in Saudi Arabia but critical case rates decreasing

Arab News says Saudi Arabia recorded 42 more deaths from Covid-19 and 2,779 new confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday. 

Of the new cases, 247 were recorded in Riyadh, 191 in Jeddah, 164 in Hufof, 157 in Dammam and 157 in Makkah. 

But the rate of critical cases in the Kingdom is stabilising according to the health minister, and critical cases have decreased in the past two weeks. There has also been a decline in new cases of the disease.

Read the full story on Arab News

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South Africa again bans alcohol as coronavirus surges

Aljazeera says South Africa will immediately re-enforce a ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more beds open to treat Covid-19 patients, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Confronted by surging hospitalisations because of the coronavirus outbreak, South Africa also reinstated a nighttime curfew to reduce traffic accidents and made it mandatory for all residents to wear face-masks when in public. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Florida sets state record for daily Covid-19 infections

France24 says Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration continued its push to reopen schools and anti-mask protests were planned in Michigan and Missouri. 

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new-cases in a day behind the US, Brazil and India according to a Reuters analysis. 

Florida’s daily increase in cases has surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there.

Read the full story on France24

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ARTS & ENT

Rapper Lil Marlo shot dead in a ‘targeted attack’ while driving 

Sky News says the rap artist known as Lil Marlo has been shot dead while driving in Atlanta in what police say was a targeted attack. 

His record label, Quality Control Music, announced the death of Lil Marlo, 30, in a social media post, saying he will be remembered as a man of great talent who feared nothing.

Read the full story on Sky News

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SPORT

Boy,12, arrested over racist messages sent to Zaha

BBC Sport says a 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on social media. 

Zaha revealed he had received several abusive messages on social media before Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa. 

His manager Roy Hodgson called the abuse “cowardly and despicable.”

Read the full story on BBC Sport

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