Coronavirus updates: Seoul nightclub outbreak nears 100 cases

Summary

  1. UK government scheme paying wages of 7.5 million furloughed workers extended to October to help economy “bounce back”
  2. Concerned workers have option of complaining to government if employers not abiding by safety guidelines, says senior official
  3. Official UK death toll rises by 627 to 32,692 but excess deaths – which include those indirectly caused by virus – top 50,000
  4. Top US health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci warns states against re-opening too soon and risking new outbreaks
  5. Russia has second-highest number of confirmed infections after the US, with Putin’s spokesman testing positive
  6. South Korea says there are now 101 new cases of coronavirus linked to a nightclub district in Seoul
  7. Wuhan draws up plans to test all 11 million residents, amid new cluster fear
  8. There have been more than 4.2 million confirmed cases globally, with 287,000 deaths and nearly 1.5 million recoveries

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