US president says worship ‘essential’ and orders governors to act, Muslims worldwide prepare for Eid; blame game in Australia over jobkeeper scheme mistake
- Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen | US news
- Hydroxychloroquine: Trump’s ‘cure’ increases deaths, global study finds
- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ‘hospitalised with suspected Covid-19’
- Coronavirus latest: at a glance
In Australia, thousands of people in Sydney have had their vehicles sanitised for free in a trial launched and funded by the state government in April. Point-to-point vehicles were eligible for the sanitisation service including all taxis, rideshare vehicles and hire vehicles.
The trial included the disinfection of outside and inside door handles, boot handle, window controls, steering wheel, visors, centre console, gear stick, handbrake, grip handles, glove box, dashboard, seatbelts, seats, headrests, mobile phone holders, cup holders, fuel door, fuel cap meters, and payment equipment. It is not a car wash service. Spot cleaning in between sanitisation is also required by drivers.
Mexico has recorded another single-day record for Covid-19 deaths, with 62,527 total cases since the pandemic began. On Friday the health ministry said 479 more deaths had been recorded, along with 2,960 new infections.
The previous daily peak of 424 fatalities was reported by authorities on 20 May. There have been 6,989 deaths in total.