- A report by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says the pandemic has pushed global development back by more than 20 years
- Tens of millions of people have been exposed to the threat of more poverty, inequality and disease, it says
- In the UK, a lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses warn
- Addiction services in England could struggle to cope with "soaring" numbers of people misusing alcohol, the Royal College of Psychiatrists says
- France introduces new restrictions in the areas around Marseille and Bordeaux
- Globally there have been more than 29 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 928,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University data shows
Good morning from the UK and thanks for joining our live coverage of the latest coronavirus developments.
To get us started, here’s a look at some the top stories from around the world:
- After the number of daily cases around the world reached a record high , the World Health Organization warned that Europe was likely to see a rise in deaths in October and November
- A number of countries are seeing a surge in new infections, with India reporting more than 90,000 daily cases in recent days. On Monday, at least 25 MPs reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, while the country faces a shortage of oxygen
- New restrictions have come into effect in the Marseille and Bordeaux areas in the south of France, amid fears that hospitals could be overwhelmed by a surge in cases
- Jordan has also announced some renewed measures to come into effect from Thursday, including closing schools, mosques and restaurants. The decision came a day after neighbouring Israel announced its own three-week national lockdown starting this Friday
- University, college and high school classes have resumed in Pakistan
- China's economy has started to rebound from the negative impact of the pandemic, new figures show
- In the US, a federal judge has ruled that some of the lockdown measures introduced by the Democratic governor of Pensylvania were undemocratic. The lawsuit is one of hundreds in the US against local coronavirus restrictions
Latest from Europe: French cities surge and Portugal restrictionsIntensive care capacity in the French city of Marseille is "close to saturation" amid a sharp spike in Covid-19 infections, its hospitals director Jean-Olivier Arnaud has warned.
New limits on gatherings are being introduced around Marseille and in the south-western city of Bordeaux.The two cities are the main new hotspots in a country that on Saturday recorded a big surge in cases .
Here's a round-up of some of the other big stories from around Europe.
- In Portugal, Lisbon’s restrictions have spread to the whole country. Gatherings are now limited to 10 people and alcohol sales are banned after 20:00
- Travellers arriving in Germany from a country that is not a Covid-19 high-risk area can no longer get a free test at the airport
- Romania has reopened its schools for 2.8 million children, with face masks mandatory
- Health officials in the Czech Republic have warned of an exponential rise in infections after the R number - the average number of people that an infected person will pass on the virus to - rose to 1.59
- Slovakia will put the Czech Republic on its "red list". From Friday, travellers must produce a negative test or to go into five-day quarantine followed by a test
Latest UK headlinesWelcome to those of you joining us in the UK. Here are the key developments this morning:
- Hospital bosses have warned that the failure of the coronavirus test system to keep up with demand is jeopardising the health service. NHS Providers, which represents trusts in England, said staff were having to self-isolate rather than work because they could not get tests
- Headteachers have also warned that schools in England are being "severely hampered" by delays in Covid-19 tests for teachers
- New local lockdown measures have come into force in parts of the West Midlands. People in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull are banned from mixing with other households
- Addiction services in England could struggle to cope with "soaring" numbers of people misusing alcohol, the Royal College of Psychiatrist Data has warned. It estimates that the number of people drinking hazardous amounts of alcohol has doubled since the pandemic began
- Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will call on the government to replace the furlough scheme and outlaw "firing and re-hiring" methods to avoid "mass unemployment"
- And Domino's Pizza chain has announced 5,000 new jobs across the UK as it continues to benefit from a surge in demand for home deliveries
New restrictions in place for parts of West MidlandsNew lockdown measures have come into force in part of the West Midlands after the number of coronavirus cases rose.
People in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull are banned from meeting others who are not part of their household or support bubble in homes or gardens.
The restrictions affect about 1.6 million people and run alongside wider rules which came into force on Monday.
Some parents are unhappy that grandparents cannot look after their children any more , although they would be able to meet up in pubs or restaurants. Solihull MP Julian Knight has called for a relaxation in the rule.
India deaths pass 80,000More than 80,000 people in India are now confirmed to have died with coronavirus.
The country has the third-highest death toll in the world, behind the US and Brazil, and its total number of infections is approaching five million.
While the figures seem high, it's worth bearing in mind that India is home to 1.3bn people, and so the number of infections as a percentage of the population remains relatively low.
However, the true numbers could be much higher, as many cases may go undetected.
India faces oxygen scarcity as cases surgeSoutik Biswas - India Correspondent
As India opens up its economy and people return to work, Covid-19 cases have been surging through small towns and cities.
With more than 4.8 million reported confirmed infections, India's caseload is the second highest in the world, after the US. Some 600,000 cases were added just last week, and more than 90,000 cases were reported just on Saturday.
One newspaper calls it a "scary, runaway phase" of infections. Not surprisingly, demand for oxygen has risen exponentially.
"If the government doesn't sort out this oxygen crisis quickly we will have a situation like Italy at the peak of the pandemic," Piyush Bhatt, who runs an oxygen refilling company, said.
Read the full story here .
Schools and universities reopen in PakistanM Ilyas Khan - BBC News, Islamabad
Universities, colleges and high school classes have resumed across Pakistan this morning after a six-month closure.
This is the first of a three-phase reopening of the educational institutions the government announced recently. Middle school classes will resume on 23 September, and if all goes well, nursery and primary school classes will resume on 30 September.
The government has issued a list of safety measures the schools need to adopt strictly, warning that any failure to comply may cause another spike in virus transmission.
The measures include face masks for students and school staff, regular sanitising of all premises, ensuring physical distance of two meters, and provision of hand sanitisers in classrooms.
Educational institutions in Pakistan were ordered closed on 15 March when Covid-19 was peaking.
But the curve has tapered off since July and the decision to reopen schools comes at a time when average daily deaths due to Covid-19 have fallen below 10 and the average daily incidence of infections has fallen below 500.
Wedding halls in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been given the green light to re-open under a strict safety regime.
UAE approves vaccine for health workersThe United Arab Emirates has given emergency permission for the use of a coronavirus vaccine in front-line workers.
Stage three trials of the Chinese-made vaccine began in the country in July and are not yet complete.
"The vaccine will be available to our first line of defense heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus," the UAE's national emergency crisis and disaster management authority said on Twitter.
The body said there had been no severe side effects from the vaccine, which has been tested in 31,000 volunteers.
About 140 vaccines are in early development around the world, and around two dozen are now being tested on people in clinical trials. An even smaller number have reached advanced, or stage three, trials, and none has so far been proven to be completely safe and effective.
Find out more about when we're likely to have a vaccine here .
The bogus 'viral blockers' worn by some politiciansAs scientists around the world race to find treatments and a vaccine for coronavirus, dozens of unproven cures are being promoted on and offline.
Politicians in Nigeria and Sudan, as well as other countries outside Africa, have been spotted wearing so-called “protective badges”. They're being marketed as “virus blockers” or “virus stoppers" and are being sold around the world.
These badges claim to kill viruses and bacteria by releasing a type of bleaching agent, but experts say they do not work and could cause real harm.