- The world's coronavirus death toll nears one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Johns Hopkins University
- But the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with virus-related deaths not being recorded
- It comes nearly 10 months after news began to emerge about mysterious cases of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China
- More than 33 million cases have been confirmed around the world, Johns Hopkins says
- The UK has seen nearly 42,000 deaths, and cases have been rising by an average of more than 5,500 a day
- Nearly two-thirds of Wales' population will be under lockdown when new restrictions are imposed in three more areas from 18:00 BST
- The mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an "urgent review" of the 22:00 curfew for pubs and restaurants, saying it is "doing more harm than good"
- Curbs on movement are being extended to cover one million people in the Spanish capital, Madrid, and its surrounding areas
Good morning if you are joining us here in the UK, and hello to all of you around the world. Welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, as the global death toll from the virus nears one million.
The Covid-19 tracking team at John Hopkins University says that the total number of deaths worldwide stands at 997,737 with more than 33 million confirmed cases.
Stay with us throughout the day for all the latest Covid-19 news and updates. You can find out more about how the virus spread across the world, and the current picture, here.
Global round-upHere are some of the main coronavirus stories around the world:
- Officials in India, the country with the world's second-highest number of confirmed cases, warn the country is facing a post-Covid care "emergency" as the caseload passed six million
- Russia has recorded its highest daily rise in cases since July, registering 7,867 in the past 24 hours. There were 99 deaths
- All bars and restaurants in France's second city Marseille closed last weekend as part of restrictions to try and stem the spike in coronavirus cases. But it has prompted anger from local officials
- In Australia, the city of Melbourne has eased its lockdown restrictions, with primary school children set to return to school in October. A possible travel bubble with New Zealand that has been planned for months may start up before the end of the year, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said
Global confirmed cases pass 33 millionThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed 33 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the disease globally.
The US has the highest number of confirmed infections, with 7.1 million, followed by India, with nearly 6.1 million, and Brazil, with 4.7 million.
Headlines from around UKAnd here's a look at the headlines from around the UK:
- Fines of up to £10,000 have been introduced in England to crackdown on those who do not self-isolate when they have symptoms or are asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. The duty to isolate has become law as of Monday
- The government has promised an "uninterrupted supply" of PPE for front-line workers over the winter. Four-month stockpiles of PPE - personal protective equipment such as masks, visors and gowns - will be available from November, the Department of Health has said
- Nearly two-thirds of Wales' population will be under tight restrictions by Monday evening as new local lockdowns are introduced in three more counties. Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan are the latest areas to have stricter rules put in place
- Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey will promise to "be the voice of nine million carers" when hegives his first conference speech as party leader. He will be speaking via video link with the conference held online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Movers are becoming more likely to buy a home than first-time buyers, as the coronavirus pandemic hits the UK housing market. For more than a year, the highest proportion of sales were to people buying for the first time, according to property portal Zoopla . But the squeeze on mortgage lending and increased interest from movers will change the dynamic this year and next
- The case backlog in Scottish courts could take up to 10 years to return to normal, a Holyroodcommittee has warned . The Scottish Parliament's justice committee said "unpalatable" steps were needed to address the lengthy delays in the criminal justice system caused by Covid-19
Spanish authorities battle with Madrid over restrictionsCases have spiked across Spain in recent weeks. The latest data published on Friday reported 716,481 confirmed infections there - the highest recorded case total in western Europe.
More than a third of those infected are in and around the capital Madrid. Regional health authorities have imposed tight new restrictions on eight more zones around the city, affecting more than a million people. From Monday, people will not be able to leave their area unless to go to school or work, public parks will close and opening hours will be restricted.
But the Spanish government wants officials to go further. Health minister Salvador Illa said he had expected more ambitious measures from the city's authorities, arguing it was "time to act with determination" to control the outbreak.
Calls for education secretary to update parliament over studentsThousands of students are isolating at university accommodation in England and Scotland after several outbreaks of Covid-19.
Labour has called for Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to answer questions on the crisis on Monday.
The situation has been described as "entirely predictable" by scientists and the opposition has criticised the government and said it should consider pausing the return to university .
The Scottish government has changed its guidance and has said students can return home on a long-term basis, provided they socially distance.
Manchester Metropolitan University, where about 1,700 people are in isolation with reports of security and police preventing them from leaving accommodation blocks, has said the next two weeks of tuition will be entirely online following a string of positive tests.