October 19, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: 7,523 new cases in Russia; police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in London

UK expects 100 Covid deaths a day with 17m set to live under stricter restrictions. Follow all the developments live

6.20pm BST

Italy’s Patient No. 1, whose case of coronavirus confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180km (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care, AP reports.

Mattia Maestri, 38, was suited up on Saturday for the start of the two-day race between Italy’s first two virus hot spots. It began in Codogno, south of Milan, where Maestri tested positive 21 February, and was ending Sunday in Vo Euganeo, where Italy’s first official Covid-19 death was recorded the same day.

I think if we observe those two to three simple rules they have given us, we will continue to see results in Italy. Let’s hope this is the right way to go.

6.06pm BST

This is from the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

This is not acceptable. I urge all protestors to leave now. Large gatherings are banned for a reason – you are putting the safety of our city at risk. https://t.co/bdwigYFtF1

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