Coronavirus live news: remdesivir approved as Covid treatment by US FDA; France sees record new cases

Antiviral treatment is first to treat Covid approved by FDA; France extends curfew; study finds up to 210,000 US deaths could have been avoided

7.32am BST

Ukraine registered a daily record of 7,517 COVID-19 cases, the national security council said on Friday, up from a previous record of 7,053 on Thursday.

The total number of cases climbed to 330,396.

7.14am BST

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