November 29, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: Canada fears big case rise could overwhelm hospitals; Italy records 699 deaths in a day

Trudeau implores Canadians to stay home; Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions

7.17pm GMT

The World Health Organization warned that growing antimicrobial resistance is as dangerous as the coronavirus pandemic – and threatens to reverse a century of medical progress.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the issue “one of the greatest health threats of our time”.

Antimicrobial resistance may not seem as urgent as a pandemic but it is just as dangerous,” Tedros told a virtual press conference.

7.10pm GMT

Brazil is expected to pass 6million confirmed cases of Covd-19 on Friday, as the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway.

The South American nation will join the United States and India as the only countries to have passed the 6million mark. With almost 170,000 confirmed fatalities, Brazil has the world’s second highest death toll.

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