Coronavirus live news: Russia reports record daily cases and deaths; Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive

Netherlands registers more than 7,000 coronavirus cases in new daily record; Johnson & Johnson confirms pause in vaccine trialGlobal report: Russia reels from record rise in Covid infectionsCristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus, Portugal confirmTest and trace: which countries got it right?Man catches coronavirus twice in first such US caseUK coronavirus updates – live 5.40pm BST The number of people claiming temporary Irish jobless benefits will increase by up to 115,000 if the government imposes stricter Covid-19 restrictions across the country, the public expenditure department forecast on Tuesday.Reuters reports:Ireland last week shut indoor restaurant and pub service for at least three weeks when it moved all counties up to Level 3 of the five-step confinement plan. That resulted in a rise in Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) recipients to 228,858 from 205,593 seven days earlier.The increase was in the middle of the range forecast by the public expenditure department for Level 3 measures. It projected 100,000 to 115,000 extra people would claim the payment if Level 4 curbs were imposed, closing all but essential retail. 5.26pm BST The opposition Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for a two to three-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown in England in an effort to bring coronavirus cases down.Speaking at a press conference, he said: Three things are now clear.The government has not got a credible plan to slow infection. It has lost control of the virus. Related: Keir Starmer urges PM to impose 'circuit breaker' lockdown on England Continue reading...

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