- Separate households are banned from meeting each other indoors in large parts of northern England
- Four million people are hit with the measures, imposed after a spike in coronavirus cases
- Vietnam reports its first death, months into the pandemic, amid record new cases
- The WHO is to meet to discuss what more can be done to control the pandemic
- Melbourne in Australia could face further restrictions as cases rise despite a lockdown
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he's taking antibiotics to treat an infection after contracting coronavirus
- Globally there have been more than 17m cases and nearly 700,000 deaths
The latest headlines in the UKThere have been big changes overnight for more than four million people in the UK after the health secretary announced a tightening of lockdown in parts of northern England.
- Separate households have been banned from meeting each other indoors in Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire following a spike in coronavirus cases.
- A number of care homes in England are having to delay the resumption of visits because of a lack of coronavirus testing for staff and residents. A leading care home group told the BBC many of its facilities would not be able to host family members for weeks.
- Charities are calling on the chancellor to protect the jobs of workers who have been shielding during the pandemic, warning that workers will be forced to choose between health and their jobs, when restrictions ease.
- The rules on how many people can meet outdoors in Wales will be eased next week , the Welsh Government has announced. Since early June outdoor meetings have been restricted to just two households.
Global headlines: Japan sees record daily casesHere are some of the key updates from around the world:
- Japan says it recorded at least 1,305 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a record daily increase for the second consecutive day
- Vietnam reported 45 new coronavirus infections in the city of Danang, the single biggest rise in cases since the start of its outbreak
- Mexico has posted 639 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the country's toll to 46,000, almost equalling that of the UK’s
- The president of the Philippines has extended lockdown restrictions in the capital Manila, saying they will remain in place until mid-August
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he was taking antibiotics for an infection after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month
- US President Donald Trump has been rebuked by Republicans for suggesting a delay to November’s presidential election , over concerns about mail-in voting during the pandemic
- Herman Cain, the Republican pizza chain boss who ran for president in 2012, has died after contracting Covid-19 .
Home visits banned in parts of northern EnglandSeparate households have been banned from meeting each other indoors in Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire following a spike in coronavirus cases.
The health secretary said the increase in transmission was "largely due" to people not observing social distancing.
The opposition party Labour criticised the government for a lack of clarity over the measures and for announcing them "late at night".
More than four million residents of Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees will be affected by the tightening of restrictions.
Read more about the new restrictions here .
Tokyo governor considers state of emergencyTokyo’s governor has said a state of emergency may need to be declared in the Japanese capital if coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Yuriko Koike said there were 463 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the biggest daily increase yet.
On Thursday Tokyo's government asked restaurants and karaoke bars to limit their operating hours amid worries over the recent spike in infections.
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Japan, which reported 1,305 new infections on Thursday, a daily record for the second straight day.
Despite this Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said on Friday it was not necessary for the government to reimpose a nationwide state of emergency at this point.
Not a lockdown but modest steps - Manchester's mayorToday Programme - BBC Radio 4
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, says the tightening of restrictions announced late last night are "modest steps".
"This isn't a lockdown," he says. "This is asking people to take extra precautions, particularly with regard to who visits their home.
"The aim of course is to prevent a lockdown."
Burnham said the prospect of Muslims gathering in each other's houses to celebrate the festival of Eid this weekend had been a concern, adding that there was "no doubt" that asking people not to do so was a big ask.
"Everybody feels for people who had their plans and those plans have now been disrupted. The reality is people still can hold gatherings... within their household, but not by having visitors into their homes."
"Though it's a difficult reality for people to wake up to today, the truth is we're going to have to get used to this."
"This will be a more regular feature of life in Britain as we live with Covid," he says.
India death toll rises to fifth-highestNearly 800 deaths were reported from India on Thursday, taking the total to more than 35,500, and surpassing Italy to become the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities.
Another new record of daily infections - over 54,000 - has meant that the infections in India have crossed 1.6 million, the third highest anywhere in the world.
India locked down in late March and started to open up in June in phases. On Wednesday, the home ministry announced a new round of "unlock" measures, including re-opening gyms from 5 August and hotels.
On Friday, the capital Delhi said it would start to reopen hotels - but keep gyms closed for now.