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Coronavirus live news: Japan experts urge nationwide state of emergency as Sydney suffers worst pandemic day
Advisers to government in Tokyo say Covid surge requires harsher measures, while Australian state of NSW announces 262 new cases

Nicola Slawson (now); Lucy Campbell and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

05, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Number of NHS Covid app ‘pings’ falls by 43% in a week
A total of 395,971 alerts sent to people in England and Wales in week to 28 July – down from 690,129 the week before

Guardian staff and agency

05, Aug, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Tell us: how are you affected by the recent changes to the UK travel list?
We would like to hear if you are planning a last minute holiday or whether you still have concerns about travelling abroad

Guardian community team

05, Aug, 2021 @10:57 AM

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National leaders to discuss easing restrictions for vaccinated Australians as half the country is locked down
Scott Morrison tells NSW premier the key to ending the current Sydney lockdown is compliance, not vaccinations

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @10:33 AM

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WPP revenues back to pre-Covid levels as advertising rebounds
Recovery to pre-pandemic levels at world’s biggest ad group has come a year earlier than predicted

Mark Sweney

05, Aug, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Gladys Berejiklian hints returning to work in some industries could be tied to vaccination
NSW premier says ‘the challenge is to get those people who are mobile vaccinated’ as food manufacturer SPC announces vaccine mandate

Elias Visontay

05, Aug, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Indonesia Covid deaths pass 100,000 as Delta overwhelms hospitals
Frustrations with government response and anti-vaxxers as country struggles to cope with variant

Caleb Quinley

05, Aug, 2021 @9:04 AM

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‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges
Ron DeSantis’s desire to keep state open amid Delta surge draws criticism from local leaders to the White House

Richard Luscombein Miami

05, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Victoria to go into seven-day shutdown; law change affects Australians living overseas – as it happened
Follow all the day’s news

Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

05, Aug, 2021 @8:59 AM

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Vaccines to be required for open travel ‘for evermore’, says Shapps
Minister suggests quarantine rules for some arrivals in England will remain in place into autumn

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @8:58 AM

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Misinformation on 27-year-old Sydney man’s Covid-19 death spreads on social media
Baseless and bizarre claims surrounding the death of Aude Alaskar circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp groups

Mostafa Rachwani and Christopher Knaus

05, Aug, 2021 @8:24 AM

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Fifth of Covid hospital admissions are aged 18-34, says NHS England
Chief executive urges young people to get vaccinated, with pop-up clinics and walk-in sites available

Rachel Hall

05, Aug, 2021 @8:12 AM

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