- The Australian army is sending 1,000 army personnel to Victoria amid a surge in virus cases
- Cases in the Australian state are low by global levels but raising concern about a new wave
- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut ask people arriving from nine other US states to quarantine for 14 days
- WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says global cases will soon reach 10 million
- The WHO says the pandemic has not yet reached its peak in Central and South America
- The International Monetary Fund has said the pandemic is a financial crisis "like no other"
- The UK has begun human trials of a new potential coronavirus vaccine
- Worldwide there have been 9.4 million cases and 482,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University
Welcome to our rolling coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the latest headlines:
- More than 1,000 Australian troops are being sent to Melbourne to enforce quarantine and help with testing and logistics
- The state of Victoria has seen a spike in infections, and "door-to-door" testing is now underway
- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut ask people travelling from US states where infections are rising to self-isolate for 14 days
- The WHO warns the pandemic has not peaked in Latin America
- The Eiffel Tower reopens today - but visitors will need to take the stairs, and the top remains closed
Melbourne 'door-to-door' testing blitz beginsWe’ve been reporting all week about a worrying rise in Australia’s cases - and while the figures are comparatively small on a global scale, authorities aren’t leaving anything to chance.
Over 1,300 officials are now combing “hotspot” suburbs in Melbourne to carry out a massive testing “blitz”.
The state capital of Victoria has been the only source of community transmissions in Australia for several weeks.
“Rather than waiting for an unsustainable number of community transmission to become known, we are going to go literally door-to-door, we are bringing the public health response to your doorstep,” said Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews.
The army has been drafted in to help with testing and other tasks.
Nationally, 34 new cases have been reported overnight - with 33 in Victoria.
This is the state's highest daily increase in three months, but community transmission has remained stable, and there are only seven people in hospital.
US states ask people to self-isolateNew York, New Jersey and Connecticut have asked people travelling from states where virus cases are rising to go into self-isolation for 14 days.
Daily infections in those three states are way down on their peak in March and April - but in other parts of the US, the numbers are rising.
The self-isolation will apply to people coming from: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Utah.
But with numbers increasing in other states, that list could soon be expanded.
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How US cases increased againTowards the end of May, it looked like the US crisis was easing, with the number of new infections falling steadily.
But since then, the number has increased sharply. According to New York Times data, the infection rate is increasing in 27 states , and falling in only 10, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
The number of people who die with Covid-19 each day in the US is on a downward curve, however.
Residents argue against masks before Florida voteBefore holding a vote this week on wearing masks in public places, Palm Beach County commissioners in Florida heard from residents.
Some accused the officials of obeying the devil, imposing a communist dictatorship, or dishonouring the American flag. Others backed the measure.
Despite the dissent, the measure was approved, and comes into force on Thursday. The emergency order can be read here .
India sees biggest jump in daily casesWith nearly 17,000 new infections, India has set another record for daily infections. The country has had more than 470,000 cases since the outbreak began, including 14,894 deaths.
On Wednesday, Delhi overtook Mumbai to become the worst-hit city in the country as it added 3,788 new cases, taking its total tally to more than 70,000.
Almost a third of cases in the city have been registered in the past week or so.
But the rise in cases could be down to increased testing in Delhi - the city conducted around 100,000 tests in the past week alone. In total, around 400,000 tests have been carried out in the capital so far.
The state government has been on high alert, announcing a new plan that would entail every house in Delhi to be screened starting this week.
The city is also building the largest "temporary hospital" in India, with 10,000 beds. It will be the size of roughly 22 football fields.
Delhi is building a large temporary hospital to keep up with rising cases
Eiffel Tower reopens - but get ready to climbThe Eiffel Tower reopens at 10:00 local time on Thursday (08:00 GMT) - but visitors must take the stairs.
The lifts will remain closed until 1 July as a social distancing precaution. Understandably, that means the very top of the tower remains out of bounds
New 'saliva test' to be used in Melbourne blitzAustralian authorities will use a new "do it yourself" virus test from Monday, in their bid to track down every case in the Melbourne outbreaks.
Known as the "saliva test", it requires just a sample in a cup and is "much more pleasant" than the current nose swab, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said.
Crucially, it will also speed up testing as health care workers aren't required to administer it.
"It won't completely replace the current test... but it will certainly reduce the time taken to take that sample," Mr Andrew said.
"It's not been rolled out anywhere else in the country, so it will be done here [in Melbourne] first."
A trial of the "no swab" test has also begun in the UK .
Second-biggest increase in Brazilian casesBrazil recorded another 42,725 virus cases on Wednesday - the second-biggest increase in daily infections.
The highest increase - 54,771 - included a backlog of cases, making the latest figure seem even more stark.
Another 1,185 people with Covid-19 have died, Brazilian officials also announced, taking the total to 53,830.
But, although cases are increasing, the number of deaths is largely flat.
Girl, 10, calls on footballers to join keepy-uppies
Ten-year-old Imogen Papworth-Heidel wants Britain to do 7.1m keepy-uppies – one for each key worker – to raise money for charities she’s dubbed ‘Covid Heroes’
A 10-year-old English footballer who is trying to do 7.1 million "keepy-uppies" to raise money for key workers has made a plea to Premier League footballers to help her reach her target.
Imogen Heidel-Papworth, from Hauxton, Cambridgeshire, was inspired to take on the challenge after seeing Captain Tom Moore raising millions for the health service, but calculated it would take 97 years by herself.
So far, England defender Lucy Bronze and broadcaster Alex Scott have both "donated" keepy-uppies, and Imogen is now calling on other footballers to join in, such as Harry Kane and Gary Lineker.
Each kick represents a key worker, and the money raised will go to multiple charities, including NHS charities.
Qantas cuts 6,000 jobsQantas will cut 6,000 jobs in a bid to stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic, the airline says.
The cuts equate to about a fifth of the airline's workforce prior to the Covid-19 crisis. In March, it furloughed more than 80% of its staff.
Last week, the Australian government said its border would most likely remain closed into next year.
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