Coronavirus live: US intends to join Covax, Fauci tells WHO; warning German borders may need to close

United States to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countries; Germany may need to close borders, says Merkel’s chief of staff

10.57am GMT

Two Belgian men left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic have reinvented themselves as the “Covid boys”, disinfecting public surfaces and patrolling Brussels to encourage social distancing and mask wearing.

Edouard de Vos, 27, and Oscar Briou, 26, have stationed themselves in the centre of the Belgian capital dressed in chemical protection suits and gloves and armed with disinfectant, tape measures, sponges and a touch of humour.

10.53am GMT

Indonesia has just reported 346 deaths from Covid-19, hitting a new record for the second time this week, as hospitals in the Southeast Asian nation come under increasing strain from the coronavirus pandemic.

Data from Indonesia’s Covid-19 taskforce showed that deaths now total 27,203, while confirmed cases reached 951,651, among the highest in Asia.

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