August 4, 2020
Trump rejects national lockdown; Philippines reimposes restrictions on 27 million around capital; Vietnam in ‘decisive’ fight against coronavirus. Follow latest updates
- Trump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’
- Survivors show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study finds
- Australian state’s contact-tracing effort buckles under weight of cases
- Australia live coronavirus updates
I mentioned a few posts ago that Hong Kong recorded fewer than 100 cases of Covid-19 for 3 August. Here’s some analysis from our correspondent, Helen Davidson:
For the first time in two weeks Hong Kong has reported fewer than 100 new cases of Covid-19 in a day.
New Zealand has recorded no new cases of Covid-19.
There are now just 22 cases of the disease in the country, all in managed isolation.