That brings our updates on the global coronavirus picture to a close for the day.
Here are the main updates you need to know about this evening.
- In the UK, at least 11,000 people are set to lose their jobs after multiple firms announced cuts over the past 48 hours. They're mainly in aviation and High Street retailers
- The US is buying nearly all the next three months' projected production of Covid-19 treatment remdesivir from US manufacturer Gilead. While the drug cuts recovery times, according to tests, it's not clear if it improves survival rates
- Local authorities in the UK are to be given access to postcode-level data about the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in their areas after it was agreed with the Department of Health. It comes after Leicester became the first city to enter a local lockdown
- Uganda has opened part of its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow in thousands of people who fled their homes in May after clashes. They were previously unable to cross into Uganda because the country closed its borders to control the spread of coronavirus
- The UK must "prepare for the worst" this winter, instead of relying on the development of a successful coronavirus vaccine, Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, has told MPs
- People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, according to a Swedish study
Scroll down for more on what's been going on this Wednesday.
And while the live updates are coming to an end, our colleagues around the world will continue to keep you up to date on our main stories.