Coronavirus live news: senator Chuck Grassley tests positive; airlines offer Covid testing

Posted by on November 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Senior US figure spoke on Senate floor without a mask; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; Italy records 731 deaths, its worst figure since April

12.34am GMT

More from the United States, where the number of deaths is approaching a quarter of a million (currently 248,424 according to Johns Hopkins University).

Experts say the federal government, led by the lame duck president Donald Trump, has “checked out”, weeks away from what would be early vaccine approvals.

Related: Trump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts say

12.20am GMT

The Fijian rugby team’s European tour is in disarray with almost the entire playing squad testing positive to Covid-19.

29 players and support staff – out of 32 – have now tested positive to the novel coronavirus, leading to the cancellation of their Test against Italy.

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