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Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include:

Bolsonaro fuels protests as Brazil passes 100,000 cases

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has spent the weekend stirring up protests in defiance of his own health ministry’s appeals for citizens to stay at home because of the coronavirus. The country has now registered 101,147 confirmed cases of the virus and 7,025 deaths.

Global confirmed case total nears 3.5 million

The total number of confirmed cases is at 3,498,283, according to Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll is at 246,736.

New York hospitalisations below 10,000 for the first time since mid-March

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the number of current Covid-19 hospitalisations statewide has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since mid-March. The state registered 280 further deaths, lifting the total toll to 19,189.

EEA exempt from France quarantine

Travellers to France who arrive from a country within the European area (EU, the Schengen open-border area and the UK) will be exempt from a planned compulsory two-week quarantine, the French embassy in Britain announced on Sunday.

Portugal downgrades state of emergency

Portugal has downgraded its state of emergency to a category of “calamity”, as the rate of new coronavirus infections reached its lowest since the beginning of the outbreak, six weeks after a state of emergency was declared.

Qatar reports 679 new infections

Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s second worst-hit country after Saudi Arabia, reported 679 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 15,551. Twelve people have died from the virus in the Middle Eastern country.

UK and France to trial new tracing programmes

The UK will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme, which includes a smartphone app alongside traditional tracing techniques, on the Isle of Wight next week. Meanwhile, France’s state-supported ‘StopCOVID’ contact-tracing app is expected to enter its testing phase a week on Monday when the country starts to relax its lockdown.

Greece evacuating nearly 400 migrants from Moria

Greece prepared to evacuate hundreds of migrants from the notoriously overcrowded island camp Moria to the mainland on Sunday. Two groups, of 142 and 250 “vulnerable” migrants, will board ferries from the island of Lesbos after leaving the “deplorable” conditions in Moria camp.

Sydney school closes after student tests positive

A Sydney school has closed for intensive cleaning and contact tracing after a student tested positive to the coronavirus. Warragamba public school will be “non-operational for on-site learning” on Monday, with all students undertaking home learning.

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