Coronavirus live news: senior PLO figure hospitalised; Swiss prepare for more restrictions

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in hospital; Switzerland to introduce more measures on Monday; nine French cities face month of restrictions – follow live

7.44pm BST

Twitter has removed a “misleading” tweet by a top US coronavirus adviser for violating its Covid-19 information policy.

Dr Scott Atlas has downplayed the importance of masks in stopping the spread of infection – despite the health experts widely endorsing the containment measure. On Sunday, he tweeted: “Masks work? NO.”

7.26pm BST

The French health ministry reported 29,837 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday after reporting a record high of 32,427 on Saturday and 85 new deaths after 90 the previous day.

The total number of infections now stands at 897,034, while the death toll is at 33,477, Reuters reports.

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