Melbourne to go into full lockdown again; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infection

12.02pm BST

Iran’s coronavirus death toll exceeded 12,000 on Wednesday, the health ministry said, with 153 deaths in the past 24 hours, amid a sharp rise in the number of daily infections and deaths in the past week as lockdown measures have eased, Reuters reports.

The total number of infections has reached 248,379, with 209,463 people having recovered, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV.

11.32am BST

More than 860,000 people have downloaded Ireland’s new Covid-19 tracker app since it went live yesterday, RTE reports.

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said:

The app is an important tool to support our contact tracing systems. It has the potential to reduce the time that people are active in the community with infection, which will have a significant impact on the transmission of the disease.

The more people who download and use this app, the more effective it will be. It is a further opportunity for us to play our part in the response to Covid-19.

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Editor’s Note: The ONLY controversy regarding hydroxychloroquine is from, and paid for by big pharma. And why? They can charge nearly $4,000 for a single treatment of Remdisivir. For a vaccine, they can basically charge whatever they want, and it will likely be around $10,000 per shot. But Hydroxychloroquine? $2.50 is the wholesale price because the patents are long expired. Big Pharma controls most of the medical research industry, and they are determined not to allow use of HCQ.

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