Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 490,000; soldiers sent to Italian town amid tension over new outbreak

WHO-led coalition needs $31.3bn to fight Covid-19; France plans 1.3m tests to find ‘hidden clusters’; Mike Pence to hold first taskforce briefing in weeks

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We’re pausing this live blog for a short while. For the latest on US coronavirus developments, head to our US live blog here:

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Here are the key developments from the past few hours:

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 490,000; soldiers sent to Italian town amid tension over new outbreak ———

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