Coronavirus live news: Spain reports record 38,869 new cases; fresh lockdown in Portugal from Friday

Spain reports highest single-day spike in new cases; Portugal urges people to stay indoors; Switzerland announces new measures to head off third waveCoronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT UK prime minister Boris Johnson said the government is looking at ways to stop a variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain.Japan’s health ministry said on Sunday it had detected a new strain of Covid-19 in four travellers from Brazil’s Amazonas state which featured 12 mutations, including one also found in highly infections variants discovered in Britain and South Africa. 7.28pm GMT Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has tried to sabotage efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19 in his country and pursued policies that undermine the rights of Brazilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.The Supreme Court, Congress and other institutions, have stepped up to protect Brazilians and blocked some of Bolsonaro’s most damaging policies, the rights group said in the Brazil chapter of its annual world report. Continue reading...

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