Coronavirus live news: England's northern leaders say they do not support financial package; Portugal reports 1,646 new cases

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  • Myanmar’s health ministry reported 2,158 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a record daily rise.

    There was another 32 new death, Reuters reports. The south-east Asian nation has locked down its biggest city, Yangon, and air and overland travel in the country has been halted

  • Wearing face masks in all offices and working environments should be mandatory unless you are working alone, the British Medical Association (BMA) has urged. Publishing recommendations to safeguard public health amid the pandemic, the UK doctors’ trade union body said the public was in danger of losing faith in coronavirus measures due to the government’s “inconsistent” messaging.
  • Portugal reports 1,646 new cases of coronavirus, the highest daily figure since start of pandemic. The country of 10 million people surpassed 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since April on Thursday.

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