Employment fell by 220,000 between April and June, the biggest three-month decline in the UK since the global financial crisis.
The Scottish government has threatened to suspend the national football season, which has just begun, following a number of breaches of regulations put in place to guard against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister has announced four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one family from an unknown source.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has claimed his daughter has been inoculated against COVID-19 after the country became the first in the world to register a vaccine for the disease.
The infection rate has sharply increased since the global number of cases hit 15 million on July 22, with US, India and Brazil accounting for nearly two-thirds of all cases.
The Spanish actor posted a statement on his social media account as he turned 60-years-old on Monday, saying he is celebrating his birthday in self-isolation.
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Researchers found that respondents who are sceptical about science and authority are more likely to refuse the vaccine.
New daily COVID-19 cases surged to more than 2,200 on Friday.
The UK reported 1,062 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the highest number of new cases since late June.
Brazil is the second-most impacted country by COVID-19 with more than three million cases and 100,000 deaths.
Movement has been restricted and restaurants, as well as sport and entertainment venues, have been closed for two weeks in the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly.
Several regions of Bulgaria and Romania were classified as "high-risk" by Germany's disease control centre.
Italy recorded 552 confirmed cases on Friday, a 38% increase on the previous day and the highest daily tally since late May.
The European Union is urging member countries to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions to allow unmarried couples to reunite after nearly half a year of separation.
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China was among the first countries to successfully contain and control the Covid-19, and consequently Chinese businesses had a headstart in finding ways to adapt to the new reality.
The UK is keeping its quarantine list under review, having already reimposed quarantines on people arriving in the country from Spain and Luxembourg.
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The government's announcement came after two NGOS launched legal proceedings into the awarding of a €280 million for the supply of face masks to a privately-owned equity fund.
The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Madrid's tourism industry.
The BoE says the downturn from the pandemic may not be as bad as expected and banks have the capacity to deal with losses, but warns of high uncertainty.
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A cluster of 54 cases linked to a single bar in the Scottish city has led to a reimposing of restrictions aimed at avoiding a "significant outbreak".
The insurance is free to visitors but will only be applied to those who did not know they had the virus.
Italy's civil aviation authority accused the Irish carrier of "systematically" not complying with rules imposed to curb COVID-19 transmissions at airports.