Coronavirus live news: record daily cases in South Africa as India extends lockdown


Daily death tolls fall in UK, Spain and Italy; Qatar makes masks mandatory on pain of prison; global infections pass 4.7 million. Follow the latest updates

As hundreds of thousands of children return to classrooms around New Zealand, welfare services are bracing themselves for a spike in reports of abuse and neglect after weeks of “invisible” lockdown.

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In the US, the Republican senator Ben Sasse’s attempt at humor during a speech for high school students has drawn strong criticism, the AP reports.

Sasse delivered the online speech to students at his former school, Fremont high in Nebraska, on Saturday. Sasse mixed some serious encouragement for students with another shot at China.

Related: US senator criticized for telling students China is to blame for Covid-19

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