Coronavirus live news: UK goes into lockdown as WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating

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Asylum seekers and refugees in immigration detention centres across Australia say it is impossible for them to self-isolate and protect themselves from the virus.

“We are sitting ducks for Covid-19 and extremely exposed to becoming severely ill, with the possibility of death,” detainees from across immigration detention centres have written in a letter to prime minister Scott Morrison, pleading to be released into the community on health grounds.

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The White House coronavirus briefing is due to start any minute now. You can follow it in detail on our dedicated US live blog (I’ll have key lines here too):

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