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Edited by Patrick Jackson and Martha Buckley

All times stated are UK

  1. That's a wrap

    Two dogs outside London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital
    Image caption: Two dogs joined the celebrations for the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

    That's it from us today - at the end of a busy weekend which saw people in England finally getting a haircut and a pint, and a UK-wide celebration of 72 years of the NHS.

    Globally, there were spikes in new cases in Mexico and localised outbreaks in parts of Melbourne and Spain.

    Our reporters today were: George Bowden, Yaroslav Lukov, Victoria Lindrea, Kathryn Snowdon, Sophie Williams and Alex Therrien. Our editors were Patrick Jackson and Martha Buckley.

    We'll be back again on Monday morning.

  2. Watch: Applause for NHS's 72nd birthday

    We'll leave you with this footage of people around the UK taking time out from their day to clap, sing, dance and celebrate the NHS's 72nd birthday and honour its contribution to fighting the coronavirus.

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    Video caption: NHS anniversary: Applause for health service workers
  3. Evening round-up

    A care home resident being helped by a masked worker
    Image caption: The Covid-19 crisis had shone a "very harsh spotlight" on the "resilience" of the care system, the head of NHS England said

    Here's a round-up of what's been happening this afternoon and evening.

  4. Johnson must take responsibility for 'fractured' care system, says opposition leader

    Sir Keir Starmer
    Image caption: Sir Keir Starmer was among those who joined a nationwide clap to mark the NHS's 72nd birthday earlier

    The UK's social care system has been "broken for a long time", Sir Keir Starmer has said.

    The Labour leader's comments echoed those of Sir Simon Stevens, the head of NHS England, who told the BBC the Covid-19 crisis should kickstart plans to reform the care system.

    Sir Keir told the Press Association the care sector had been "fractured" and needed "a huge amount of work".

    "It's been underfunded, I think the staff have been undervalued and underpaid, and the prime minister needs to take responsibility," he said.

    The Department of Health and Social Care said it would bring forward a plan for reform.

    In their 2019 election manifesto, the Conservatives pledged to find a cross-party solution to reduce pressures on the sector and provide long-term funding.

  5. Cases still haven't peaked in Latin America

    A man in Mexico has his temperature checked

    Coronavirus cases have continued to rise across Latin America.

    Since Brazil announced its first case in late February, Covid-19 has spread to every country in the region.

    More than 2.5 million cases have been recorded, and more than 100,000 people have died, according to the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Latin America's two most populous nations, Brazil and Mexico, have seen the highest number of deaths, more than 60,000 and 30,000 respectively.

    Experts say the peak of the epidemic in some Latin American countries could be some weeks away.

    Read more about the outbreak in Latin America here.

  6. Opening of Taj Mahal paused due to rise in cases

    The Taj Mahal

    The opening of India's Taj Mahal has been postponed due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the area.

    India reported a record single-day spike on Sunday, with 24,850 cases and more than 600 deaths.

    Agra, home of the famous landmark, remains the worst-affected city in Uttar Pradesh - the country's most populous state.

    Authorities there decided to pause plans to reopen the Taj Mahal and other monuments until further notice.

    "Opening of those monuments might enhance the unfold of Covid-19,” a notice from the district magistrate said.

    It had been hoped protected monuments would open to the public on 6 July.

  7. Captain Tom Moore pays tribute to NHS

    The Twitter-verse was full of plaudits for the NHS on its 72nd birthday and thanking health workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old war veteran who raised more than £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 sponsored laps of his garden, was among them.

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  8. Warnings of hospital bed shortage in Texas

    People wave US flags out of a car on 4th July in Texas

    The Mayor of Austin, Texas has warned that hospitals in the city could be “overrun” within two weeks if cases continue increasing at the current rate.

    Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, Steve Adler warned that places in intensive care could possibly fill up within 10 days.

    “If we don’t change the trajectory, we are within two weeks of having our hospitals overrun,” he said.

    The number of Covid-19 patients currently hospitalised in Texas has risen to 7,890, up from 3,247 two weeks ago.

    In the first four days of July, 15 US states have reported record increases in new cases of the virus which has infected nearly three million Americans and killed almost 130,000 people.

  9. Social care workers in Wales still awaiting £500 bonus

    An elderly person being helped to walk

    Social care workers in Wales have still not received a £500 cash bonus that was promised more than two months ago, while the Welsh Government wrangles with Westminster over whether the bonuses should be taxable.

    Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said "every penny" should go to social care staff and not be "a windfall for the Treasury".

    But the UK government said Welsh ministers had the power and funding to increase the payment to account for deductions.

    Read more.

  10. Kazakhstan re-imposes nationwide covid restrictions

    A woman wears a face mask and gloves in Almaty

    Kazakhstan has become the first country to re-impose nationwide coronavirus restrictions after a sharp rise in the number of cases.

    Sports facilities, shopping centres and many other businesses will close for at least two weeks.

    Restrictions were lifted in late May when it had less than 9,000 confirmed cases, but the number of infections has now risen to more than 47,000. Almost 200 people have died.

    The new restrictions are not as strict as previous measures, with people allowed to travel inside and out of the country.

    The country's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered a 50% expansion in the number of hospital beds last week and a sports stadium in Almaty is being turned into a temporary hospital.

  11. In pictures: NHS anniversary celebration

    Health workers outside London's St Thomas hospital
    Image caption: Health workers at St Thomas's hospital in London paused to join in the national clap. It was at St Thomas's that the prime minister was treated while suffering with coronavirus in April.
    Leeds General Infirmary
    Image caption: Members of staff at Leeds General Infirmary made heart signs with their hands as they stood to applaud 72 years of the NHS - and the hard work of frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Members of the public outside the Chelsea & Westminster hospital in London
    Image caption: Across the UK, members of the public came out to give thanks for the NHS. It comes as the UK registered 44,220 Covid-related deaths on Sunday.
  12. NHS thanks people for clapping

    The NHS has thanked people on Twitter for taking part in the nationwide clap.

    People across the UK clapped at 1700 BST to celebrate the NHS's 72nd birthday.

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  13. Prime Minister leads nationwide clap for NHS anniversary

    Around the UK, people have paused once again to thank NHS staff and care workers for their tireless work during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Boris Johnson
    Image caption: Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the clapping at 10 Downing Street, where he was joined by Annemarie Plas. Plas initiated the weekly clap for the NHS, which became a regular feature of the pandemic at its height.
    Staff at the Royal Victoria in Newcastle
    Image caption: NHS staff outside the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle stepped outside to salute the NHS on its 72nd birthday.
    Liverpool vs Aston Villa at Anfield
    Image caption: Players and officials stood for a minute's applause for NHS staff before the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool
    Members of staff at London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital
    Image caption: Members of staff at London's Chelsea and Westminster hospital were among those to celebrate 72 years of the NHS
    Black Lives Matter protesters at London's Marble Arch
    Image caption: Meanwhile, about 100 protesters gathered at Marble Arch in London, calling for the end of racial disparity in the health system.
  14. Philippines records highest daily total of cases

    Passengers wear masks while riding a jeepney in Quezon City

    The Philippines recorded its largest daily number of Covid-19 infections on Sunday.

    Some 2,434 cases were announced, bringing the total number of cases to 44,254.

    Seven deaths were also recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,297.

    The health ministry said the rise could be due to increased contact with others following lan easing of lockdown.

    Last week it was announced that Cebu City would remain in lockdown for two more weeks because of an increase in the number of cases there.

  15. Events held across the UK to celebrate NHS

    There have been a variety of celebrations across the UK to mark the nationwide clap for the NHS.

    In Cardiff, crowds of emergency workers gathered to applaud, while at St George's Hospital, in south London, staff gathered on the hospital's roof to pay tribute.

    A vintage plane flypast over Cambridge, a band playing in Glasgow and a grime dancer in Bristol were among the other events marking the occasion.

    A grime dancer in Bristol
    Image caption: In Bristol, a grime dancer helped celebrate health workers
    Emergency workers clapping in Cardiff
    Image caption: In Cardiff, emergency workers gathered for the clap
    Staff on the roof of St George's Hospital
    Image caption: At St George's Hospital, in south London, staff gathered on the roof for the celebration
  16. Nationwide clap to celebrate health service begins

    The nationwide clap to celebrate the NHS and the health workers who saved lives during the coronavirus pandemic is taking place around the UK.

    The celebration is taking place on the 72nd anniversary of the health service.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who joined the clap outside 10 Downing Street, said it was a chance to applaud "those who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to help the nation get through this pandemic".

    Boris Johnson joining the clap
    Image caption: Boris Johnson joined the clap from outside 10 Downing Street
  17. Nation prepares to applaud health workers

    Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, clap for carers
    Image caption: Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, take part in the clap for carers

    In a matter of moments there will be a nationwide clap in tribute to health workers who helped save lives during the pandemic on what is, today, the NHS's 72nd anniversary.

    It is hoped the display of appreciation will become a yearly tradition.

    The idea was inspired by the success of the weekly Clap for Carers, which saw households across the country show their appreciation for the NHS and other key workers during the height of the coronavirus crisis.

    The clap will be broadcast on BBC One.

    Annemarie Plas, pictured participating in her final weekly Clap for Carers, says the anniversary clap will be "beautiful"
    Image caption: Annemarie Plas, who founded the Clap for Carers initiative, says the anniversary clap will be "beautiful"
  18. Coronavirus in decline across the UK

    Daily confirmed coronavirus cases and the number of Covid-related deaths are both continuing to fall in the UK, as charts below reveal.

    A further 22 deaths were confirmed in the UK in the past 24 hours, down from well over 1,000 daily deaths when the virus was at its peak in April.

    Coronavirus cases continue to fall in UK
    Downward trend in reported daily deaths slows
  19. Tribute planned for NHS's 72nd birthday

    At 17:00 BST, a nationwide round of clapping will take place to pay tribute to NHS staff on the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.

    The public are being encouraged to give a round of applause for all those who helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

    On Saturday, landmarks were lit up blue in celebration and to remember the efforts of staff.

    Downing Street, the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower, the Shard and the Wembley Arch were all illuminated and a minute's silence was held to remember those who have died during the pandemic.

    10 Downing Street lit up blue in celebration of NHS staff
    Image caption: 10 Downing Street was among the landmarks lit up
    The Shard lit up blue
    Image caption: The Shard was also illuminated
  20. BreakingOfficial UK coronavirus death toll rises by 22 to 44,220

    UK coronavirus numbers

    A further 22 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, the Department of Health and Social Care has said, bringing the death toll from the outbreak to 44,220.

    The daily number of lab-confirmed cases was 516 - taking the total up to 285,416.