Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,108 new confirmed cases as Myanmar reports biggest daily rise

Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,108 new confirmed cases as Myanmar reports biggest daily riseAugust 29, 2020

Demonstration against coronavirus curbs gets go-ahead for German capital; Australian state records 18 deaths and 94 cases; India records 76,472 new cases. Follow all the updates live

  • Repatriating 100,000 stranded Australians could take six months
  • Locals rediscover streets and beaches absent of foreign tourists
  • UK businesses offer incentives to lure back office workers

India will reopen underground train networks and allow sports and religious events in a limited manner from next month as part of the government’s efforts to revive the economy, despite soaring coronavirus infections.

India reported 76,472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, slightly lower than the numbers seen in the last couple of days, but extending a run that has made the country’s outbreak currently the world’s worst, Reuters reports.

France reported 5,453 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, and the health ministry described the situation as “worrying” following a spike the previous day when the country registered its highest number of cases since mid-March.

Friday’s “exponential” rise in the number of new cases to 7,379 marked the biggest daily figure reported since France imposed a lockdown at the height of the pandemic.

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