Coronavirus live news: Spain mandates face masks as Greece prepares to unveil tourism plans

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UN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem virus; Brazil sees record daily deaths; global cases hit 4.9m

The Netherlands reported thirty-three new deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday, as 198 more people tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the Dutch national institute for public health and the environment (RIVM), 44,447 people have so far been diagnosed as infected with the virus, of whom 5,748 have died.

Eighty-eight more people have been recorded as dying from Covid-19 in Sweden, bringing the country’s total death toll to 3,831.

The latest update from Sweden’s health authority also showed that 724 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease.

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