Coronavirus live news: fears in Japan after record case rise; Cambodia locks down provinces bordering Thailand

  Cambodia’s lockdown bans most people from leaving their homes, gathering in groups and conducting business; Japan facing most serious situation since the pandemic began, says Covid health adviser * Once a Covid success story, South Korea sweats through summer of Delta surge * Five Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame? * New US mask guidance prompted by evidence vaccinated can spread Delta * See all our coronavirus coverage 6.37am BST Japan faces its most serious situation since the pandemic began, the country’s top medical adviser warned on Thursday, urging the government to send a “clearer, stronger message” about growing risks, including to the medical system. Reuters: Olympic host city Tokyo recorded 3,177 new Covid cases on Wednesday, hitting a daily record high for a second straight day as a spike in infections puts pressure on hospitals. Nationwide new cases topped 9,500 for the first time, media reported. 6.29am BST Hello and welcome to today’s li .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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