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  1. We're pausing our live coverage

    Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez has her temperature taken in La Paz. Photo: 12 June 2020
    Image caption: Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez has her temperature taken in La Paz

    That's it from us for today - thanks for staying with us!

    We will be resuming our coronavirus live coverage soon. Just to recap, here are some of today's key developments:

    Our journalists around the world produce this live coverage, the contributors today were: Owen Amos, Andreas Illmer, Saira Asher, Frances Mao, Anna Jones, Hazel Shearing, Thomas Spender, Georgina Rannard, Steven Sutcliffe, Jasmine Taylor-Coleman, Robert Corp, Joseph Lee, Matthew Henry, Matt Cannon, Gary Kitchener, Yaroslav Lukov, Ritu Prasad, Jonathan Jurejko and Mal Siret.

    Like many of you, we are often working from home because of lockdown restrictions. Jonathan sent this selfie from his desk in England.

    BBC reporter Jonathan Jurejko working from home
    Image caption: BBC reporter Jonathan Jurejko working from home
  2. Newborn with Covid-19 defies giant odds

    Raees Hassain
    Image caption: Raees Hassain is now back at home and getting to know his three-year-old brother Ayaan

    Aged just six weeks, Raees Hassain, from the UK, was given only a "remote" chance of survival.

    After being diagnosed with a rare heart defect, his family were dealt another blow when he tested positive for Covid-19.

    But five weeks after being rushed to hospital, Raees is back at home and getting to know his three-year-old brother Ayaan.

    "It was a life or death situation. Even the doctors said the odds were against us," said Farah, who couldn't touch her son without wearing full protective kit.

    Read Raees' remarkable story - and find out how he's getting on now.

  3. How not to get Covid - the US guide

    The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new guidelines for Americans as restrictions around the country ease and people return to daily life.

    Director Dr Robert Redfield said the "common sense" guidance was meant to help people stay safe "as communities open up and they begin to re-engage in daily life".

    The recommendations include:

    • Continue to use face coverings
    • Use hand sanitiser after visiting stores, and if you use a shopping cart, make sure to disinfect it before touching
    • When dining out, try sitting outside and keep tables apart
    • Don't share items that can't be sanitised after use - at the gym or during gatherings
    • No high-fives or elbow bumps
    • If you want to have friends over for a meal, use single-serve options and remind everyone to wash their hands

    There are other guidelines for large gatherings - like protests, rallies and concerts - as well. But the CDC guidance remains to social distance, practise good hand hygiene and follow local rules.

    Covid-19 response manager Dr Jay Butler told reporters: "It's not intended to endorse any particular type of event but to be applicable to any type of event that might occur."

    The new tips come as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in a number of states, though re-openings are underway nationwide.

    "We know the pandemic is not over," Dr Butler said. "The vast majority of Americans still have not been exposed to this virus."

    Shopping carts in Maryland
    Image caption: Disinfect shopping carts, the guidelines say
  4. Film and TV production can resume in California

    People walk by hollywood sign

    Film and television production can begin in California as early as today, officials have said, as long as local Covid-19 protocols are followed.

    It's unlikely that production will restart immediately. The Hollywood Reporter said crews are expected to get back to work by July or August. But what might the new Covid-19 workplace look like?

    An industry paper on protocols agreed upon by unions, guilds and employers listed masks, regular testing and staggered meal times as part of the new guidelines.

    Director Tyler Perry's studios had earlier released a proposal, which called for cast testing and self-isolation before turning up on set, as well as travelling on private jets to minimise risk and tests after any such travel, according to the Reporter.

  5. US air travel on the rise

    A sign reminding passengers to stay 6 feet apart is seen at a screening checkpoint at Orlando International Airport.
    Image caption: Travellers socially distance while in line at a screening checkpoint in Orlando, Florida

    US airports have seen the highest number of travellers this week since the start of the pandemic, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reported.

    In April, airports saw a record low of just over 87,000 travellers in one day - compared to over two million at the same time last year.

    But on Monday, more than 430,000 people went through TSA checkpoints. Yesterday, that number surpassed 500,000 for the first time since March.

    The rise in US air travel comes while Covid-19 case counts are also on the rise in states across the country.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still advises people to stay home and limit travel to prevent the spread of the virus.

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  6. Ohio health director quits amid backlash

    Ohio Health Director Dr Amy Acton, a key official responsible for the state's often-praised pandemic response, has resigned.

    Governor Mike DeWine has relied heavily on Acton's expertise. It was on her guidance that Ohio imposed early restrictions and became the first state to close schools.

    While Acton saw national praise for Ohio's quick response to the crisis, she also saw criticism from Ohio Republicans, who tried to limit her authority, and protesters who felt the lockdown measures were too strict.

    Her decision to close gyms was deemed to have violated the state's constitution, and a judge wrote that she "acted in an impermissibly arbitrary, unreasonable, and oppressive manner".

    DeWine, a Republican, has continued to defend Acton and the state's actions.

    He said on Thursday: "I will always believe and know that many lives were saved because of her wise advice."

    Acton - who was appointed in February - will stay on as chief health adviser.

    Read more about DeWine, Acton and Ohio's lauded response to the pandemic here.

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  7. Mother and daughter doctors make historic journey

    Cynthia Kudji and her daughter Jasmine celebrate graduating from medical school

    The bond between mother and daughter is strong for many around the world - but none are thought to have graduated from medical school at the same time.

    And now, Cynthia Kudji and her daughter Jasmine are tackling the coronavirus pandemic together on the front line at the same hospital.

    The Ghanian-American doctors graduated a few weeks ago and have both been placed at LSU Health in Louisiana.

    "It is like a dream come true," Cynthia told BBC Focus on Africa.

    "My inspiration came from Jasmine. When you have a young child you aspire for them to be better than yourself.

    "It meant so much having my daughter by my side as we went through this journey together."

  8. WHO urges infected mothers to continue breastfeeding

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged mothers who contract Covid-19 to continue breastfeeding their babies.

    Dr Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus said the WHO had studied the issue and the benefits of breastfeeding outweighed any risks of passing on the virus.

    "We know that children are at relatively low risk of Covid-19, but are at high risk of numerous other diseases and conditions that breastfeeding prevents," he said at a briefing in Geneva.

    "Based on the available evidence, the WHO's advice is that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of Covid-19.

    "Mothers with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 should be encouraged to initiate and continue breastfeeding and not be separated from their infants unless the mother is too unwell," he said.

    Read more about breastfeeding and other questions asked by our readers and answered by BBC News

  9. Brazil needs 'significant support' - WHO

    Katy Watson

    South America correspondent in Sao Palo

    President Jair Bolsonaro speaking at a news conference
    Image caption: President Jair Bolsonaro has opposed lockdowns and downplayed coronavirus

    The World Health Organization has warned that in some parts of Brazil, intensive care units are at a critical stage because of the high number of Covid-19 patients.

    Brazil is the second-worst affected country in the world, after the US, in terms of infections. It’s on the brink of surpassing the UK’s death toll too - more than 40,000 people have now died in Brazil.

    There are clear hotspots in Brazil, especially in heavily populated areas. That’s according to Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO's health emergencies programme.

    Ryan said that while most intensive care units in the country were no more than around 80% full – and the health system was coping - some places had seen occupancy exceed 90% and were critical.

    He warned that Brazil still needed significant support to combat the virus.

  10. Lockdown baby boom in West Bank zoo

    A baby baboon is among the West Bank zoo's new inhabitants
    Image caption: A baby baboon is among the West Bank zoo's new inhabitants
    Staff have been feeding and caring for the animals during lockdown
    Image caption: Staff have been feeding and caring for the animals during lockdown

    There's been speculation that countries that have been under lockdown could see a baby boom over the next year as couples trapped at home together find ways to occupy the time. If so, humans wouldn't be the only ones.

    A tiny Palestinian zoo in the West Bank has had a baby boom of its own. Fifteen animals have born at Qalqilya zoo in the two months since it shut its doors to visitors - three times more than the normal number of births.

    One of the ostriches is rarely able to incubate her eggs, vet Sami Kahder explained, but this year she produced 11 eggs and built a nest. “Because there weren’t people around her, she was able to build a nest,” he told Reuters news agency.

    The monkeys are normally prone to miscarriage, he added, but now one baboon has given birth.

    This ostrich is among the zoo's occupants who were active during lockdown
    Image caption: This ostrich is among the zoo's occupants who were active during lockdown
    The zoo's monkeys are prone to miscarriages, but this year one of the baboons gave birth
    Image caption: The zoo hopes visitors will want to come to see the newborns now restrictions have eased
  11. Time running out for UK theatres - shadow culture secretary

    The London Coliseum, the largest theatre in the West End, stands empty because of the coronavirus pandemic
    Image caption: The London Coliseum, the largest theatre in the West End, is closed along with the rest of the UK capital's theatre district

    Theatres are "running out" of time and need urgent help from the UK government to stop the industry collapsing, says shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens.

    The Labour MP has written to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden asking for sector specific support, warning venues "are going under".

    Theatres, gig and comedy venues were ordered to shut in mid-March. Stevens says many cannot afford to reopen when restrictions are eased because of social distancing measures.

    She also says many actors, comedians and musicians have been excluded from Treasury support schemes, warning the prospect of no further income "means large scale redundancies".

    In response, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said many organisations have "already benefited" from government support.

    "The UK government is providing unprecedented financial support for the arts and culture through the job retention scheme, a years' business rates holiday and more than £200m emergency public funding," a DCMS spokesperson told BBC News.

    The DCMS added it is committed to opening arts and cultural institutions "as soon as it is safe to do so". Earlier this week, Dowden said he would not "stand by and see our world-leading position in arts and culture destroyed".

  12. How are family doctors changing?

    Dominic Hughes

    Health correspondent

    Video content

    Video caption: GP concerned for 'forgotten' non-Covid patients

    Covid-19 has transformed how family doctors across the UK work.

    GP Dr Debbie Noland, based in Liverpool, has been telling the BBC about how she has been adapting for a new reality.

    In between each appointment, Dr Noland must clean her consulting room and change her personal protective equipment (PPE).

    "It's definitely far more challenging - and the job is challenging enough without the extra stress," she says.

    But the changes bring their own cost, with a much slower trickle of patients.

    Read more here.

  13. French death toll increases by 28

    French hospital ward

    The coronavirus death toll in France increased by 28 on Friday to a total of 29,374.

    France has the fifth-highest death toll in the world and third-highest in Europe behind the UK and Italy.

    But, it is the 10th day in a row France has reported fewer than 100 daily deaths.

  14. Latest death tolls for UK nations

    As we've been reporting, another 202 people with coronavirus have died in the UK in a day.

    Each UK nation also reports its own Covid-19 death tolls. These figures are collated differently to the UK-wide number.

    The latest data shows:

    In England, a further 70 people died in hospitals after testing positive for the disease, taking the total to 27,860.

    In Wales, a further 10 people have died with Covid-19. It takes the total number of deaths to 1,435, according to Public Health Wales.

    In Scotland, the latest total death toll is now 2,442 - an increase of three.

    And Northern Ireland reported one new death for the second day running. It follows four days in a row earlier this week in which no deaths were recorded. The total death toll stands at 539.

  15. How will high street shopping change?

    GAP on Oxford Street

    All non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen in England from Monday, and councils have been outlining their plans to facilitate social distancing.They include:

    In Worcester, independent shops are being encouraged to operate on an appointment-only basis.

    "You’ll also see hand sanitiser, one-way systems, social distancing signage as our stores get ready to open," said Samantha McCarthy the project and marketing manager for Worcester Business Improvement District.

    Asked whether the pandemic might kill the high street, she said: “I don’t think it's the death. I think we were always going to evolve. The only thing this virus has done is push us to do it faster.”

    Video content

    Video caption: Coronavirus: How to keep safe while shopping

    Non-essential retailersin Northern Ireland have reopened today.

    Michelle Greeves, manager of Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast, said stores had been planning how to open safely for weeks.

    "We all live for retail and we've missed it so much, we've missed being able to do what we know we do well," she said.

    The manager of Londonderry's biggest shopping centre, Foyleside, said a number of public health measures were in place, including sneeze guards.

  16. Face coverings: The correct way to wear them

    Video content

    Video caption: Coronavirus and face coverings: the correct way to wear them

    Face coverings are being made compulsory for people travelling on public transport in England from 15 June.

    This includes buses, trains, aircraft and ferries - all to stop coronavirus from spreading.

    Very young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties will be exempt.

    But if you wear your face covering incorrectly, you could actually be putting yourself more at risk from coronavirus.

  17. What will a UK night out be like after lockdown?

    People in a bar with face shields
    Image caption: In Japan, some customers have donned plastic facemasks in bars

    When people in the UK were asked last month what they were most looking forward to post-lockdown, only seeing friends and family ranked higher than a night out.

    The government has said the hospitality sector, which includes pubs and bars, could reopen "no earlier than 4 July".

    But can nightlife in the UK ever conform to social distancing rules? And what would a Covid-safe evening out look like?

  18. Football returns in Italy

    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Image caption: The first leg of the cup tie between AC Milan and Juventus was all the way back on 13 February and finished 1-1

    It has been 96 days since the last top-level football match in Italy but tonight the sport finally returns, albeit behind closed doors.

    It gets back under way after it was halted because of the pandemic on 9 March with a cup semi-final second leg between two of the country's biggest clubs - AC Milan and Juventus.

    The second Coppa Italia semi-final, Napoli v Inter, will be on Saturday with the league - Serie A - resuming on 20 June.

    The return in football in Italy follows the sport restarting in Germany last month, matches resuming again earlier this week in Spain and the English Premier League set to kick-off again on Wednesday as restrictions ease across Europe.

    Follow tonight's game in Turin on the BBC Sport website from 19:30 BST.

  19. Overcrowding halts Vietnamese football match

    Vietnam was the first country to allow football fans back in to watch matches - and there has been a huge rush by supporters to get back on the terraces.

    So much so that one Vietnamese top-flight match between Ha Tinh and Ha Noi had to be halted because of overcrowding.

    Thankfully, no-one appeared to be hurt - according to Vietnamese football expert Bill George - and the game resumed with fans stood on the running track around the pitch.

    Vietnam has had only 333 confirmed Covid-19 cases, recording no deaths.

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  20. What's happening in the sporting world?

    Warren Gatland

    A new global rugby union calendar will never come to fruition if it cannot be agreed now, with the sport stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic, says British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.

    A harmonised schedule of fixtures has been an ongoing issue in the sport and is set to be discussed at a World Rugby meeting on Monday.

    "If they can't have a consensus when they've basically got a blank sheet of paper to start from, then there's never going to be agreement," said Gatland.

    In other sporting news:

    • The Japanese, Singapore and Azerbaijan Grands Prix have been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis
    • Former world number one Andy Murray will face Kyle Edmund on his return to tennis at this month's Battle of the Brits - the first tournament to take place in the UK since the pandemic
    • The English Football League has announced the dates of the League Two play-offs, with Wembley hosting the final on 13 July