Coronavirus live news: Chinese economy grows 4.9%; US cases rise in 48 states

Italy introduces new restrictions; Dr Fauci says he was ‘absolutely not’ surprised that Trump caught coronavirus; South African health minister tests positive

7.35am BST

After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and US states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas.

New York’s new round of virus shutdowns zeroes in on individual neighbourhoods, closing schools and businesses in hot spots measuring just a couple of square miles.

Spanish officials limited travel to and from some parts of Madrid before restrictions were widened throughout the capital and some suburbs.

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