Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; WHO warns it's 'not too late' to take critical action

Portugal considering state of emergency; Italy’s coronavirus strategy is ‘wasting time’, says scientific advisor; Germany begins ‘light lockdown’. Follow the latest updates. Police may be asked to stop England residents escaping to Wales to avoid lockdown Latest coronavirus lockdowns spark protests across EuropeSlovakia carries out Covid mass testing of two-thirds of populationSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.49pm GMT World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in some countries in Europe and North America presented leaders with a “critical moment for action”.“This is another critical moment for action,” he said. “Another critical moment for leaders to step up. And another critical moment for people to come together for a common purpose. Seize the opportunity, it’s not too late.”Tedros was addressing a regular WHO news briefing in Geneva from self-isolation at home after announcing on Twitter that he had been in contact with a person infected with Covid-19. 11.32pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coronavirus coverage with me, Helen Sullivan. As always, I am on Twitter @helenrsullivan should you wish to say Hello. Speaking from quarantine after being confirmed as a contact of someone who tested positive for coronavirus, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in some countries in Europe and North America presented leaders with a “critical moment for action”. Continue reading...

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