- The US nears six million cases of coronavirus, nearly a quarter of the world's total
- Schools across Auckland reopen as New Zealand's largest city emerges from lockdown
- Victoria, the epicentre of Australia's recent outbreak, records 73 new cases - its lowest total since 3 July
- The UK government's month-long Eat Out to Help Out scheme to boost restaurant trade ends
- Labour calls for next year's GCSE and A Level exams in England to be delayed to make up for missed teaching
- Global cases of coronavirus have surpassed 25 million with more than 846,000 deaths
Hello and welcome back to our live reporting on the coronavirus pandemic around the world.
In the US nearly six million people have now been recorded as infected with the virus - we’ll be covering this and other stories as they happen. The main headlines on Monday:
- The Australian state of Victoria reported its lowest rise in cases in nearly two months - with 73 new infections on Monday. A strict second lockdown was imposed in Melbourne in July to control a spike
- India recorded 78,512 new infections, slightly fewer than on Sunday when it broke the global record for highest rise in cases in 24 hours
- Authorities have sealed off a refugee camp in Gaza City and told people to stay indoors as Covid-19 cases spike. The densely-populated area has seen 171 infections in the past week
- Lockdown has been lifted in Auckland, New Zealand, and schools allowed to re-open after restrictions were imposed on 12 August. Social gatherings remain limited to 10 and masks are mandatory nationwide on public transport
- The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said he would approve a drug before Stage 3 clinical trials were complete if it was “appropriate” - the agency has been under pressure from President Trump ahead of the presidential election in November
- Venezuela will start using volunteers to test a vaccine Russia says it has developed - although international scientists say the drug has not passed all the required tests
UK breakfast round-upHappy bank holiday Monday to readers coming from the UK .
- GCSE and A-level exams next year should be pushed back to mid-summer to mitigate the impact of lost months of teaching, Labour says. The government has come under significant criticism this year over its handling of exam results and schools re-opening
- This bank holiday sees the final day of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme that has given diners 50% of food and some drinks for sit-down meals between Monday and Wednesday in August. Some business owners want it to be extended after it brought an increased number of customers
- All passengers on a flight from Greece to Wales have been told to self-isolate after seven people on board tested positive . The Tui flight from Zante to Cardiff landed on Tuesday
- In Scotland gyms and pools re-open today after closing five months ago
- The final day of the legendary Notting Hill Carnival takes place digitally today - fans can watch music and dance performances online through the carnival’s website
What's happening in the US?The United States is approaching six million total coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. It currently shows 5,996,431 confirmed infections and 183,066 deaths - the world's highest death toll.
The milestone comes amid rising infections in some Midwestern states, including Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. However, across the US, the number of new cases to be reported daily has dropped since record levels in July.
Nearly 500,000 in Hong Kong sign up for free testingAlmost 500,000 people in Hong Kong have now signed up for a free mass testing programme that is due to begin on Tuesday.
The scheme comes as the city battles a third surge in infections, weeks after the virus appeared to be largely under control.
But the involvement of a medical team from Beijing in the testing programme has struck fear in some who say it will lead to widespread DNA collection - something authorities have denied.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for a boycott, warning of "large-scale DNA collection paving way to China-style surveillance".
China recently imposed a controversial national security law in Hong Kong that many say impedes the city's freedoms.
Gaza City refugee camp sealed off
Hamas authorities have closed the Beach camp, the third largest Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Around 95,000 refugees live in an area of less than 1 km (0.6 miles).
Police have warned the camp residents via loudspeakers that the pandemic has taken a "dangerous turn" and they are forbidden from leave their homes.
Eyewitnesses said trucks had used cement blocks to seal off the entrances and exits of the camp, and hundreds of policemen had been deployed in the camp's alleys.
The outbreak has caused concern because of Gaza's weak healthcare system and shortage of ventilators and testing kits. A 55-year-old man died on Sunday after being infected with the virus, and 177 cases have been reported since the outbreak there began a week ago.
Passenger on Tui quarantine flight criticises 'Covidiots'Passengers who were on a flight to Wales from a Greek island have been told to self-isolate after some on board tested positive for coronavirus.
Seven people from three different parties on Tui flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff on Tuesday have tested positive for Covid-19, health officials said.
Public Health Wales (PHW) is telling the 193 passengers and crew who were on board the flight to self-isolate for a fortnight.
They include Stephanie Whitfield, who claims Tui staff failed to enforce the company's own rules about wearing face coverings.
"As soon as the flight landed, a load of people took their masks off immediately,” Whitfield told the BBC. “The flight was full of selfish 'covidiots' and an inept crew who couldn't care less."
Tui said all the passengers had complied with Covid-19 protocols.
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