- US President Donald Trump is back in the White House after leaving hospital where he was being treated for coronavirus
- Posing for pictures on the Truman balcony, he removed his mask and urged people not to be frightened by the disease
- Questions remain about the seriousness of the president's illness after conflicting statements
- Surgeons in England have warned there could be “tsunami” of cancelled NHS operations this winter
- All bars in the French capital Paris will shut from Tuesday as the city's coronavirus alert is raised to maximum
- More than 35.4 million cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed globally, with more than one million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University
Good morning from the UK and thank you for joining our live coronavirus updates from around the world. Here’s a reminder of the top global stories today:
- US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after spending three days receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19
- Peru has resumed international flights for the first time since March, although its land borders remain closed. The country has recorded one of the highest death rates in the world since the pandemic began
- Ireland is re-introducing stricter coronavirus measures, including tighter limitations on gatherings and advising people to work from home unless absolutely necessary
- Bars and cafés in Paris close for two weeks from today as the city’s coronavirus alert reaches the highest level
- The World Health Organization has said that one in 10 people globally may have contracted coronavirus, meaning "the vast majority of the world remains at risk"
Latest around EuropeFrench Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has promised to help bars and restaurants which "have been hit very hard" by Covid-19 restrictions. Parisian bars and cafes will shut for two weeks but restaurants must keep to strict measures if they want to remain open. "We'll stay by your sides - there is a solidarity fund and we'll strengthen it," he's told France Info TV. Mr Le Maire is also talking of including graphic designers, photographers and florists in the solidarity fund.
Italy's government is not expected to close restaurants or bars or even shut them early. But its science technology committee wants ministers to order the wearing of masks almost everywhere, when the Covid state of emergency is extended either today or tomorrow. Only isolated places would be exempt, as well as people on bicycles and motorbikes, reports say.
Denmark’s Alzheimer’s Society says local authorities and many nursing homes went too far in depriving elderly people of seeing loved ones. Society head Nis Peter Nissen said it was a serious violation of the constitution.
Irish taoiseach (PM) Micheál Martin says people must act now to avoid an "immediate comprehensive lockdown", as so-called level-three restrictions come into force at midnight tonight. The government has rejected advice from the public health emergency team NPHET to go further - you can read more here . Opposition parties are set to question the decision in the Dáil (parliament) later. Level three means people should remain in their own county and work from home unless absolutely necessary.
What's happening in the UK?Here are the main coronavirus headlines in the UK this Tuesday morning:
- Surgeons in England warn there could be “tsunami” of cancelled operations this winter , as the NHS copes with rising numbers of coronavirus patients
- Figures obtained by the BBC show British employers planned 58,000 redundancies in August , bringing total potential job losses to 498,000 for the first five months of the pandemic
- Some UK train passengers say they have been left out of pocket by local lockdowns, as they are unable to get refunds for tickets they can no longer use because of restrictions
- Almost 400 students and staff at Queen’s University in Belfast are self-isolating, after more than 160 tested positive for Covid-19
- Welsh councils are facing financial costs of £325m over the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Wales's spending watchdog
Almost 400 Queen's University students and staff self-isolating
Almost 400 students and staff at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, are self-isolating after more than 160 people tested positive for Covid-19.
A university spokesperson said the safety and wellbeing of staff and students was the university's first priority.
They also said evidence gathered during contact tracing indicated that transmission was occurring "in social or accommodation settings as oppose to elsewhere on the campus".
More than 50 universities in the UK are now reported to have Covid cases, including Northumbria University which confirmed 770 students had tested positive since returning in mid-September.
Covid could cause 'tsunami of cancelled NHS operations'Leading surgeons in England say there could be a "tsunami" of cancelled operations this winter, as the NHS copes with rising numbers of coronavirus patients.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England called it "a national crisis" and said it doubted that the NHS could meet targets to restore surgery back to near pre-pandemic levels.
Planned procedures such as hip replacements were paused to free up beds during lockdown in the spring, and hospitals have been dealing with a backlog since.
But an NHS spokesman said figures cited by the body underestimated the amount of surgery taking place.
UK will have to consider new Covid measures - Neil FergusonToday Programme - BBC Radio 4
The UK government will have to consider new measures to contain coronavirus, epidemiologist Prof Neil Ferguson has warned.
Prof Ferguson, whose modelling of the way the disease spreads prompted the first lockdown, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the number of cases was increasing.
"We think that infections are probably increasing, doubling every two weeks or so, in some areas faster than that, maybe every seven days," he said.
The former government adviser said the "most important" measure to drive down infections was reducing contact between households.
He said schools should be kept open, but "we may have to give up more to keep them open".
Measures including extended half terms should be considered, he added.
Scottish cabinet to discuss tougher restrictionsThe Scottish cabinet is due to meet later to discuss the possible reintroduction of tougher restrictions to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Some government advisers have backed the idea of a "circuit breaker" lockdown - a short, sharp period of tightened measures.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has suggested that further restrictions could be rolled out "in the near future".
The government has not indicated what sort of extra measures could be introduced.
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Nearly 500,000 UK redundancies planned since Covid crisis began
Figures obtained by the BBC show British employers planned 58,000 redundancies in August.
That's much lower than for the two previous months thanks to a degree of economic recovery, with more shoppers out spending and the "eat out to help out" scheme boosting restaurants.
It brings total potential job losses to 498,000 for the first five months of the pandemic.
"There was a sense of optimism in August, we were starting to see more spending and more activity, there were hopes for a quick recovery," said Rebecca McDonald, senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation think tank. "That seems a lot less likely now."
A number of big businesses from many of the hardest-hit sectors, such as retail and restaurants, have announced big redundancy plans, including Debenhams, DW Sports, Marks & Spencer, Pret a Manger, currency exchange company Travelex, and WH Smith.