- The hospitalised US president said he had been to "the real school" after testing positive for coronavirus last week
- He has been treated with the steroid dexamethasone after oxygen level drops on Friday and Saturday, doctor says
- They said the president was doing well and might be discharged back to the White House on Monday
- President Trump stoked anger after being driven past his supporters outside the hospital on Sunday
- In the UK, a technical glitch which meant nearly 16,000 cases went unreported has caused delays to its track and trace system
- All bars in the French capital Paris will shut from Tuesday as the city's coronavirus alert is raised to maximum
- There have now been more than 35.1m Covid-19 cases causing more than 1m deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University
The world's attention appears to be fixed on the US hospital where President Donald Trump is being treated for coronavirus. However, Covid-19 continues to affect the lives of millions around the globe. Here are some of the main headlines from this morning:
- The number of coronavirus cases around the world has passed 35 million, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. More than one million people have died since the pandemic began
- Paris will shut all bars completely from Tuesday as the French government raises the city's coronavirus alert to maximum amid high infection rates. Full details of the new restrictions will be announced later on Monday
- The news is more positive in New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, where Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that remaining restrictions will be lifted later this week. The city was the centre of a new cluster in August, but no new cases have been reported in the last 10 days
- The Japanese founder of popular fashion brand Kenzo has died from complications linked to coronavirus at the age of 81
Here's a recap of the main developments in the past few hours surrounding the US president:
- President Donald Trump has spent a third night in the Walter Reed hospital where he is being treated for coronavirus
- On Sunday his doctors revealed that he had been given steroid dexamethasone after oxygen level drops on Friday and Saturday - normally the drug is used in severe cases of Covid-19
- Trump briefly left the hospital after announced in a video on Twitter that he wanted to surprise supporters who have gathered outside to wish him well
- But doctors criticised the drive-by saying that staff who travelled with Trump in the motorade could have been exposed to the virus
- Presidential candidate Joe Biden says he plans to travel to Florida on Monday for a campaign event - he appeared on stage with Trump last Tuesday when the president may have been infectious. Guidelines suggest anyone exposed to the virus should isolate for 14 days
- Vice-president Mike Pence is also continuing campaign events despite coming into contact with Trump and other officials who have tested positive
- US Attorney General Bill Barr has said he will quarantine after coming into close contact with officials who tested positive but will likely return to work this week
- There are still a number of unanswered questions - read analysis from our reporter Anthony Zurcher about what we still don't know
What is the latest from the UK?If you’re just joining us in the UK, good morning. Here’s a summary of the main headlines:
- The UK recorded 22,961 cases of coronavirus on Sunday as Public Health England completed recording a backlog of cases between 25 September and 2 October. BBC health editor Hugh Pym said the adjustment meant daily cases at the end of last week were nearer 11,000 than the 7,000 previously reported.
- Jobseekers will be offered coaching and advice about moving into “growing sectors” as part of a £238m government employment programme . Unemployment figures have hit their highest level for two years in the pandemic, with young people hit hardest
- Nearly three-quarters of firms say they plan on maintaining their increased levels of home working after the pandemic . In a survey of 1,000 firms by the Institute of Directors, half also said they planned to reduce their long-term use of office space.
- Northern Ireland is considering new interventions after a surge of infections in recent days put hospitals under growing pressure. But Health Minister Robin Swann said he did not want a return to “long-term or indefinite lockdown”.
- The Scottish government needs to do more to meet child poverty targets , after the pandemic swept a million people living “precarious lives” deeper into poverty, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation said.
- A study in Wales found that 30% of new mothers stopped breastfeeding before they wanted to during lockdown because of a lack of face-to-face support.
European countries tightening controls
European countries are racing to control increasing infection rates, with tighter measures being imposed in several cities.
- From Tuesday bars in Paris will have to shut for two weeks and the capital's restaurants and cafes must tighten their hygiene measures. Similar rules are already in force in Marseille. Paris universities can only have lecture halls half-full. The French government is alarmed that in Paris the infection rate is now above 250 per 100,000 people, and Covid patients account for more than 30% of intensive care beds.
- In Moscow schoolchildren will have to stay at home for two weeks and firms have been told to keep at least 30% of staff working from home. Russia's daily infection rate has risen to 10,888 - the highest since May.
- The Czech Republic has reimposed a state of emergency, as its two-week average infection rate is 303 per 100,000, with only Spain's (319) higher in Europe, according to EU experts. Czech borders remain open, but indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people maximum.
- Ireland's emergency health team, the NPHET, has recommended measures almost as tight as a full lockdown. Level Five would see all indoor gatherings banned and bars and restaurants only able to do takeaways.