Beijing warns citizens against travel to Australia; UK is second country to pass 40,000 Covid-19 deaths; Sweden has 1,000 new cases for third day running
In Russia, 197 more people have died with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s official death toll to 5,725.
There have been 8,855 new cases of the virus, according to officials, pushing the total number of infections to 458,689.
In Nepal, climbers who earn a living supporting international expeditions to summit Everest have been pushed into destitution by the cancellation of this year’s climbing season amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fundraising has been launched by climbers to support the community of porters, cooks and guides left without any income since the government cancelled climbing permits and stopped international flights, the Guardian reports today in a piece by Roshan Sedhai in Kathmandu, Amelia Gentleman and Pete Pattisson.