1. The US is the worst-affected country in the world, with some 143,000 deaths
  2. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefit has risen to 1.4 million
  3. Official guidance on revised rules for face coverings in England has been published
  4. Coverings will be compulsory in shops from Friday – but businesses say the message on the issue has been confusing
  5. A relaxation of shielding rules in Scotland will allow indoor visits from Friday
  6. Basic income would allow 2.7 billion people to stay at home, a UN Development Programme report says
  7. The cost of the pandemic has pushed Australia into its biggest budget deficit since World War Two
  8. Globally there have been 15 million cases of Sars-Cov-2 and more than 622,000 deaths

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