- A man in his 50s is the first to die with coronavirus in New Zealand since May, health officials say
- He was part of a cluster of cases in the city of Auckland, which has been under renewed lockdown rules
- President Donald Trump again mocks Joe Biden, his rival in November's US election, for wearing a mask
- India records a total of 3.94 million cases, closing in on Brazil as the world's second highest tally
- Passengers returning to Wales from Portugal, Gibraltar and six Greek Islands now have to self-isolate for two weeks
- Globally more than 23.6 million cases and 868,000 deaths have been confirmed, according to Johns Hopkins University
It’s Friday morning here in London and welcome to our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the headlines from around the world:
- New Zealand has recorded its first Covid-19-related death in more than three months after a man in his 50s died at a hospital in Auckland
- Brazil has now recorded more than four million cases of coronavirus, but the daily average deaths has dropped to its lowest level in three-and-a-half months
- Brazil has the second highest number of cases after the US, but India looks set to overtake as its total reaches 3.94 million
- President Trump has mocked his presidential rival Joe Biden for wearing a face mask so often and letting it hang off his ear when he gives speeches. Addressing an audience in Pennsylvania, few of whom were wearing masks, Mr Trump said: “Did you ever see a man who likes a mask as much as him?”
- Filming for The Batman movie has been suspended because, according to US media, its lead actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus
What's happening in the UK so far today?Just waking up? Here’s what’s going on in the UK this morning.
- People arriving in Wales from Portugal, French Polynesia and six Greek islands must now self-isolate for 14 days ; in Scotland quarantine for people travelling from Portugal and French Polynesia kicks in at 0400 on Saturday – but there are no restrictions for those arriving in England and Northern Ireland from the aforementioned locations, prompting confusion and criticism
- People in Leeds must make a "collective effort" to avoid further coronavirus restrictions , councillors have warned. The city is expected to be added to Public Health England's weekly watch list as an "area of concern" after its infection rate rose to 29.4 cases per 100,000 people
- London's Winter Wonderland has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Organisers of the annual Christmas fair in Hyde Park said they couldn’t find a way to continue “without compromising the magical attractions”
- In Northern Ireland, employers will be paid up to £3,700 for each worker that they bring back from furlough and retain until they have completed their apprenticeship, under a new government scheme that begins on 1 November
- Restaurants have claimed more than 100 million meals under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme – which saw diners get state-backed 50% discount on meals and soft drinks during August. Chancellor Rishi Sunak thanked all those involved for “helping drive our economic recovery”
New Zealand sees first Covid-related death since MaySad news from New Zealand this morning as the country reports its first death from Covid-19 since the end of May.
The man in his 50s died in an Auckland hospital on Friday, having been in intensive care for the last few days, the health ministry said.
Auckland, the country’s largest city, has been at the centre of a cluster of more than 100 cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks, with five more cases reported on Friday.
New Zealand received international praise for its early response to the pandemic and went more than 100 days without any new locally-transmitted cases. Restrictions have since been increased to try and contain the latest outbreak.
Quarantine decisions split UKPeople arriving in Wales from Portugal, French Polynesia and six Greek islands must now self-isolate for 14 days after new rules kicked in at 04:00 BST.
Arrivals to Scotland from Portugal and French Polynesia will have to self-isolate from 04:00 on Saturday.
However Portugal, Greece and French Polynesia remain on England and Northern Ireland's lists of travel corridors, meaning there is no quarantine requirements for travellers.
The different restrictions between UK nations has been criticised as confusing.
In Portugal, the seven-day infection rate has increased from 15.3 to 23 per 100,000 people. This is above the threshold of 20, which is when the UK government generally considers triggering quarantine conditions.
But England's Department of Transport claimed Portugal had "drastically increased its testing capacity", alongside other measures to control the spread.
Crete, Mykonos, Zakynthos (or Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos are the six Greek islands from which travellers arriving in Wales will have to quarantine. Scotland reintroduced self-isolation measures for arrivals from Greece earlier in the week.
England has yet to apply any quarantine measures to Greece. Nonetheless UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned travellers on Thursday that travel corridors remained under "constant review" - and the situation could change "at very short notice".
Berlusconi taken to hospital with Covid-19
Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.
A party colleague, senator Licia Ronzulli, said it was a precautionary measure.
Berlusconi, 83, told members of his centre-right Forza Italia party on Thursday that he was “doing pretty well” with “no fever, no pain”.