Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide growing by 1m per week as Australian state deploys army

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7.43am BST

Senegalese President Macky Sall is quarantining for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, state television said on Thursday.
The measure is precautionary as an initial COVID-19 test of Sall has come back negative, it said.

7.32am BST

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