Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 2m could die before vaccine; Victoria's health minister quits

Jenny Mikakos resigns after inquiry into how Australian state allowed a second outbreak; Brazil deaths pass 140,000 and US cases reach 7m. Follow all the developments live

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Ukraine registered a record 3,833 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Saturday, up from a previous record of 3,584 new cases reported on 17 September.

The daily tally of Covid-19 infections spiked in September above 3,000, prompting the government to extend lockdown measures until the end of October. The council said a total of 195,504 cases were registered in Ukraine as of 26 September, with 3,903 deaths and 86,873 people recovering.

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Covid-19 is driving Londoners to the country. Here, Sarah Marsh talks to some of them about what’s driving the decision.

Sally Yates, 44, from Hackney, lives in social housing in Highbury, and has never lived anywhere other than London – until now. She has just had an offer accepted on a property in Dorset.

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