September 19, 2020

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 750,000 as world struggles with new rise in cases

Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; workplaces in France are top source of case clusters; Germany case jump shows ‘unsettling trend’; Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 cases

5.03pm BST

Spain reported a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections on Thursday as 2,935 cases were diagnosed in the past 24 hours, up from 1,690 reported the previous day.

That brought the cumulative total to 337,334 cases.

5.03pm BST

Brazil will require more information and talks before it commits to buying the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, which is at a very early stage, the country’s acting health minister has said.

With the world’s second-worst coronavirus outbreak, Brazil has become a magnet for drugmakers seeking partners to test their potential vaccines – and then produce and buy the successful candidates.

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