Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 5m as EU health chief warns of second wave

‘The question is when and how big,’ says Europe CDC chief; world sees largest daily rise in cases; Trump considers in-person G7. Follow the latest updates

7.56am BST

A meat processing plant in the Netherlands was closed on Wednesday, after 45 of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Vion slaughterhouse and meat processor in Groenlo, Gelderland was ordered to close, the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA announced. Less than half of the slaughterhouse’s employees have been tested so far.

7.49am BST

Here’s a consumer snippet from the UK, which gives a little insight into how the coronavirus lockdown.

Multinational retailer Marks & Spencer have said that sales of suits and ties are down to “a dribble”, while the top sellers right now are sports wear, sleep wear, jogging pants, hoodies and leggings – at last the working wardrobe we’ve all been longing for.

Related: M&S takes £145m hit on unsold stock as clothing sales fall 75%

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 5m as EU health chief warns of second wave ———

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