Coronavirus: Record daily rise in new Covid cases, WHO reports

Summary

  1. A record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus cases around the world has been recorded
  2. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 307,930 confirmed infections were reported over 24 hours
  3. Israel has become the first country to announce it will reimpose a second nationwide lockdown later this week
  4. Restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people have come into effect in England and Scotland
  5. New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern says restrictions will be lifted across the country on 21 September – except for Auckland
  6. Thousands of health workers took part in a protest in Brussels, urging the government to invest in the healthcare system
  7. President Trump held his first fully indoor rally in months in Nevada, despite officials warning that it violated Covid restrictions

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