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Holly Wallis

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    We're wrapping up our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic for today - thank you for reading and we will be back tomorrow.

    You can follow all the latest news on the BBC News website, or for coronavirus news head here.

    Today’s live page was written and edited by Jasmine Taylor-Coleman, Holly Wallis, Sophie Williams, Katie Wright and Kathryn Snowdon.

  2. Round-up from the UK and around the world

    As we approach the end of our coronavirus live coverage for today, here is a recap of the main developments from the UK and around the world:

    • Today has seen the highest ever number of new coronavirus cases, the World Health Organization announced, with 230,370 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours
    • The US state of Florida has broken another coronavirus record, reporting 15,300 new cases in the past day
    • In India, three generations of Bollywood's high-profile Bachchan family have tested positive for Covid-19
    • In the UK, senior government minister Michael Gove said he did not support the mandatory use of face masks in shops in England, and instead trusted people's good sense - but he added that tough measures could be taken if necessary
    • Up to 200 farm workers in England are self-isolating after 73 colleagues tested positive for Covid-19
    • Scotland's first minister says she wouldn't shy away from requiring visitors from England to quarantine if necessary
    • From Monday, beauty salons, tattooists and tanning salons can reopen in England, although not all beauty treatments will be available
    • And in Wales, some pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to reopen outdoors
  3. Netanyahu pledges financial support to Israelis

    Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a face mask

    Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged immediate financial aid to Israelis whose livelihoods have been devastated by the pandemic - after thousands took to the streets in Tel Aviv in protest against what they say is economic hardship caused by the government’s handling of the crisis.

    The country’s prime minister promised that financial help was on the way, starting with cash disbursement of up to 7,500 shekels (£1,718) to the self-employed, AFP news agency reports.

    “The button will be pressed and the money will reach accounts in the coming days," Netanyahu said.

    A broader aid package for workers and small business owners was also announced.

    A total of 362 people have died from Covid-19 in Israel, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

  4. How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

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    We have reported on the daily UK-wide figures for coronavirus - but you can find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average on our coronavirus map.

    How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

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    Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

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  5. Cancer treatment delays petition tops 100,000

    Kelly Smith

    More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for an end to cancer treatment delays forced by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Kelly Smith's life was "dramatically" cut short by treatment delays, her parents Craig and Mandy Russell, who set up the campaign, said.

    Smith, 31, from Macclesfield, Cheshire died from bowel cancer in June.

    Experts warned last week that delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra deaths in the UK.

    Read more here.

  6. Grandmother, 104, recovers from coronavirus

    Crystal Apollonia and her grandmother Grace Greenwood

    A 104-year-old grandmother who lives in Kent, England, has made a remarkable recovery from coronavirus.

    For nearly three weeks, while in her residential care home, Grace Greenwood was not able to get out of bed as she had trouble breathing.

    Yet despite her age, she did not need to go to hospital and has now recovered. Her family puts her strength down to her difficult past.

    Read more here.

  7. Thousands of children at risk due to shortage of ventilator equipment

    Maisie Lossau
    Image caption: Maisie Lossau, 15, uses a ventilator

    Shortages of ventilator equipment is putting thousands of seriously ill children in the UK at risk, a charity has warned.

    Difficulties in accessing equipment has led to some parents being told to use their supplies for longer than previously recommended - sometimes for twice as long as usual.

    Around 3,000 families with children who use ventilators are facing shortages of equipment such as bacterial filters and tubes which need regular replacement, WellChild, the national charity for sick children, said.

    Dawn Lossau says she is facing a shortage of valves and circuits for the ventilator used by her daughter Maisie, 15.

    "This is life and death for us and for lots of other families and it's not just about children, there are adults out there that will be facing the exact same thing," Lossau tells the PA news agency.

  8. Kids' winning BFI films air on TV

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    Video caption: BFI competition winners' mini-TV shows broadcast

    Children from across the UK have submitted videos about their life in lockdown to a British Film Institute (BFI) competition.

    Celebrity mentors were assigned to each winner to help fine-tune their videos.

    Now their two-minute long TV shows are airing on national television.

  9. 'Unsavoury scenes' in Welsh capital as lockdown lifts

    Large groups gathered in Cardiff Bay on Saturday

    Police in Cardiff have described "unsavoury scenes" on the first weekend of lockdown restrictions being eased in Wales.

    There were "several disturbances" in Cardiff Bay on Saturday evening, with a "small number" of people arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

    "Much of it was alcohol-fuelled, so we are working with licensees and taking additional policing measures to ensure there is no repeat," said South Wales Police Cf Insp Michelle Conquer.

    On Saturday, some holiday homes in Wales reopened for the first time since lockdown began.

    From Monday, Welsh pubs and restaurants with outdoor spaces will be able to welcome back customers outdoors.

  10. Sunday sees highest ever number of new cases - WHO

    It's a sad record to hold - but today marks the highest increase in global coronavirus cases reported since the pandemic began, according to the World Health Organization.

    In its latest situation report, the WHO said the total number of confirmed cases around the world had risen by 230,370 in the past 24 hours. That's up from the previous record of 228,102 daily cases on Friday.

    The biggest jumps were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa.

    Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day.

  11. Travel company TUI cancels flights out of Aberdeen

    TUI plane

    There's more news on the impact of coronavirus on Scottish travel. Tourism company TUI has cancelled all of its summer flights out of Aberdeen following the "unprecedented halt on worldwide travel".

    The operator said it would be focussing on flying from its largest UK airports in the coming months.

    Pulling out of Aberdeen had been "an incredibly difficult decision", it said.

    Plans are in place to resume flights from 4 October in time for the half-term holidays.

    A TUI spokeswoman said: "We're taking a dynamic approach to restarting our holidays, in line with government advice and the evolving demand for travel."

  12. Further 21 deaths recorded in UK

    A further 21 deaths have been recorded in the UK, bringing the total recorded figure to 44,819.

    The figure includes deaths recorded in all settings - hospitals, care homes and the wider community - as of 17:00 BST on Saturday.

    A further 650 cases in the UK have been confirmed, bringing the total to 289,603.

    Graph showing UK coronavirus deaths
  13. Latest headlines from the UK and around the world

    If you’re just joining us, here’s a round-up of the main developments from the UK and around the world today:

    • Florida has reported the biggest surge of coronavirus cases in the US - with more than 15,000 new cases in 24 hours as of Sunday
    • The US hit a new daily record on Saturday with more than 66,528 new Covid-19 cases, while globally, more than 12.7m coronavirus cases have been reported and 565,000 deaths
    • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly said he is "ashamed" of people not wearing masks, as he urged citizens to help prevent a second wave of the virus
    • Meanwhile, three generations of Bollywood's high-profile Bachchan family have tested positive for Covid-19
    • In the UK, up to 200 farm workers in Herefordshire, England, have been told to self-isolate after 73 colleagues tested positive for Covid-19
    • Fashion retailer Primark says it will not take advantage of a £30m job retention bonus from the UK government – a move which could put pressure on other large firms not to take taxpayer money
    • A Scottish airline pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam has finally arrived back in Glasgow
    • Scotland will not rule out imposing a quarantine for visitors travelling elsewhere from the UK, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying the move would be based on risk, not politics
    • Senior UK minister Michael Gove says he trusts people's good sense around wearing masks and does not think face coverings should be compulsory in shops in England
  14. Florida sets new record for rise in cases

    Florida has broken another coronavirus record, reporting 15,300 new cases with 45 additional deaths in the past day.

    The figures, released by the state's health department, surpass the previous record rise of 11,458 new infections on 4 July.

    They come a day after Walt Disney World reopened in the state.

  15. A grandfather and grandson who must stay 2m apart

    Ciara Colhoun

    BBC News NI

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    Video caption: 'Our family has been in social isolation for three years'

    Social distancing has become the new normal during the pandemic.

    Millions across the UK have also had to "shield" due to their high risk of needing hospital treatment if they catch coronavirus.

    An end to some restrictions is in sight - shielding is due to be paused at the end of July in Northern Ireland while social distancing has been reduced to 1m (3ft) with restrictions.

    But Dr Ian Banks and his three-year-old grandson Lorcán Maguire, both from County Down, will not benefit from these changes.

    They have always lived 2m apart.

    Dr Banks has not held Lorcán since his grandson was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) - a genetic condition that can cause fatal lung damage.

    In a cruel twist of fate, the former A&E doctor has a long-term lung infection that could be deadly to his grandson.

    Read more here

  16. Lockdown laughs: Will comedy survive?

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: How stand-up comedians went online to survive lockdown

    With many theatres and live entertainment venues in the UK still closed because of coronavirus, comedians, performers and entertainers have taken to online platforms to survive.

    The BBC has spoken to four comedians about how they're adjusting to this 'new normal.'

    Video produced by Trystan Young and Daniel South

  17. Iran Supreme Leader 'ashamed' of people not wearing masks

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly criticised “people who do not even do something as simple as wearing a mask”, saying he was “ashamed” of this behaviour.

    His comments came as he urged citizens to help curb a resurgence of the virus.

    Iran has seen a second rise in cases with daily recorded deaths reaching new highs. A further 194 deaths and 2,186 cases were announced on Sunday.

    Khamenei called the resurgence “truly tragic” in a video conference on Sunday, AFP news agency reports.

    More than 12,600 people have died with Covid-19 in Iran since the outbreak began, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    The country warned on Saturday that its economy could not afford another shutdown.

  18. Megastar family bring attention to India's virus challenge

    Rajini Vaidyanathan

    BBC News

    Amitabh Bachchan
    Image caption: Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood legend, has featured in more than 200 films

    Indian megastars don’t get bigger than the Bachchans – a family considered acting royalty not just in the subcontinent, but across the globe.

    When news broke that 77-year-old Amitabh Bachchan had coronavirus, Indian TV channels began wall to wall coverage for a figure who is revered by billions.

    Doctors in Mumbai say Bachchan and his son Abhishek have mild symptoms and are stable in hospital.

    Abhishek’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a former Miss World, has also tested positive along with the couple’s eight-year-old daughter. Both are at home.

    The story has drawn attention to the wider challenges India faces. The country has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world - more than 850,000 people have been infected.

    Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya
    Image caption: Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya have all tested positive for the virus
  19. Watch Wimbledon classics in event's absence

    The second Sunday of July would usually mean the men's singles final would be taking place at Wimbledon right about now.

    But the tennis event was among many sporting occasions to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    With Wimbledon not happening, this year the BBC has been looking back over the greatest women's and men's finals over the years.

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    Video caption: Wimbledon: Navratilova v Federer: Who is the greatest Wimbledon champion?
  20. Do people need to be forced to wear face coverings?

    Nick Eardley

    Political correspondent

    A man wearing a face mask on the Tube

    Guidance on face coverings has evolved over the last few months.

    The key issue now is whether people will wear them without being forced to.

    The Scottish government is worried they won't - and so has told people they have to wear one in shops.

    On Friday, Boris Johnson appeared for the first time in public in a covering and hinted that stricter rules were coming in England.

    But now senior minister Michael Gove seems to be saying something different - that we should trust the common sense of shoppers.

    My sources are keen to point out Mr Gove also said the government would take more action when necessary - so mandatory face coverings in England aren't off the table. His comments are also in line with the policy as it stands just now.

    But at a time when public messaging is crucial, some believe the government view on whether or not stronger action is needed isn't clear.