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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 14m as Australian parliament is postponed


The US, Brazil and India see biggest increases as worldwide tally grows by 237,743 in 24 hours; Australian parliament postponed on medical advice. Follow all the developments live

4.34am BST

Germany has logged 529 new cases of Covid-19, and one person has died, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute.

The country’s total number of cases is now at 201,372.

4.30am BST

Donald Trump has refused to order Americans to wear face masks despite the soaring number of new cases of coronavirus.

Speaking on Fox News on Friday, Trump was asked if he would issue a federal mandate on the wearing of masks in the wake of comments by the administration’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, that everyone should wear one.

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