Coronavirus live news: Global cases pass 6 million as Brazil sees record one-day increase

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Brazil cases near 500,000; Pope asks world leaders to provide Covid relief; lockdown eased for clinically vulnerable in UK. Follow the latest updates

The more than 2 million people who have been “shielding” from Covid-19 in England because they are deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable will be allowed to spend time outdoors from Monday for the first time in 10 weeks.

Boris Johnson praised their resilience as their particular lockdown measures are set to be eased. The communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, will confirm the move on Sunday.

Related: Lockdown to be eased for England’s most clinically vulnerable

In case you missed this earlier, in Australia, residents in the country’s most populous state, New South Wales, are enduring one more day of tight Covid restrictions before pubs, beauty salons and museums reopen and intrastate holiday travel is permitted, AAP reports.

For the first time in almost three weeks, zero Covid-19 cases were reported in NSW on Saturday, from 9500 tests.

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