Coronavirus live news: India reports daily tally of 96,000 cases, a global record

Infections growing faster in India than anywhere in the world; Fauci warns US to ‘hunker down’ this winter; France records nearly 10,000 new cases

7.47am BST

In the UK, Tory former minister Steve Baker told just BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think it is now time to say that this is not a fit legal environment for the British people.

“It’s time to move to a voluntary system – unless the government can demonstrate otherwise.

7.39am BST

We’re running a story now about how Britain’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continued in July as shops reopened and manufacturing activity resumed but the economy has recovered little more than half the ground lost since the onset of the crisis.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP), rose by 6.6% in July, continuing a rebound from the Covid-19 crisis as non-essential shops reopened and lockdown measures were relaxed.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: India reports daily tally of 96,000 cases, a global record ———

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