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 

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