Coronavirus live news: world sees record 400,000 new cases in a single day; Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions

Case numbers grow in Europe as, Belgium and Austria’s foreign ministers test positive, and Angela Merkel asks Germans to stay home. In Australia, Daniel Andrews is expected to announce some easing of restrictions in Victoria

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A woman wearing a mask outside Buckingham Palace in London.




A woman wearing a mask outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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