Coronavirus live news: Brazil health minister tests positive at UN; Australia could reopen borders ‘by Christmas’
- Ardern gambles as New Zealand Covid restrictions eased
- Riot police on Melbourne streets to prevent third day of protests
- Argentina to lift almost all Covid restrictions as cases and deaths fall
- ‘High alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
More on Brazil’s health minister Marcelo Queiroga testing positive for coronavirus in New York (see 06:25) from Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent:
Twenty four hours after meeting with a mask-less Boris Johnson in New York, Brazil’s health minister has announced he has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation.
Brazilian Health Minister – who tested positive for Covid – was staying at the same hotel as President Biden in NYC.
He went to the UN today to watch President Bolsonaro’s speech.
Here, he shakes hands with Prime Minister Boris Jonhson- who met Biden today at the White House. pic.twitter.com/CSxdBuTIfY
A no-fly zone has been declared over Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, amid a third day of anti-lockdown protests.
Police asked the aviation authority to declare the no-fly zone for operational and safety reasons, reports Reuters.