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Coronavirus roundup

Let me in loop on London lockdown, Khan urges PM

SADIQ KHAN urged Boris Johnson yesterday to stop shutting him out of virus planning for London — complaining that he has not seen the PM or been invited to a Cobra crisis meeting since mid-May. The capital’s mayor spoke out after reports that ministers had discussed sealing off the city if there is a surge in cases. ‘It is really important we work together for the greater good,’ he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Australia’s worst day of Covid-19 with 15 deaths

AUSTRALIA has reported its worst day for Covid-19 deaths with a record 15 — all in Victoria, which has been in lockdown for four weeks.The country’s second-most populous state, where the capital Melbourne is under curfew, also reported 725 new cases. Meanwhile, travellers from New South Wales are set to be banned from Queensland. Australia has seen 19,500 Covid-19 cases and 247 deaths.

■ A SECOND wave of Covid-19 is ‘highly likely’ to hit France in the autumn, its top scientific body has warned. It came as a number of cities, including Paris, decided to make mask-wearing mandatory in crowded outdoor areas. The government’s scientific committee raised fears a new epidemic wave could hit by late summer if ‘people fail to respect social distancing rules’. France has reported 3,376 new cases since Monday.