Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:
- Fresh lockdowns in Madrid -
Fresh lockdown restrictions come into force in parts of Madrid and surrounding areas, affecting 850,000 people in mainly densely-populated, low-income neighbourhoods.
Residents are now only allowed to leave their zone for going to work, school or to seek medical care. They can however circulate freely in their neighbourhoods.
Public parks are closed in the districts and cafes and restaurants must shut by 10 pm.
- Nearly 200,000 US deaths -
The virus has killed at least 961,757 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1530 GMT on Monday.
At least 31,137,922 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,097,992 are now considered recovered.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 199,513 deaths from 6,812,332 cases. The next hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 136,895 deaths from 4,544,629 cases, India with 87,882 deaths from 5,487,580 cases and Mexico with 73,493 deaths from 697,663 cases.
- UK rings alarm bells -
England is on track for about 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October and a surging death toll unless the public gets serious about preventive action, top UK advisers warn.
Rates of infection in England are roughly doubling every seven days, government chief medical officer Chris Whitty says.
Almost 42,000 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 have died in Britain, the worst death toll from the pandemic in Europe.
- India reopens the Taj Mahal
-The Taj Mahal, India's "monument to love" and the country's best known symbol, re-opens after a six-month hiatus.
Only 5,000 visitors are allowed daily -- a quarter of usual capacity -- and all have their temperature taken by staff wearing face shields, masks and gloves.
India with 87,882 deaths from 5,487,580 cases is the world's third-worst hit country.
- 'pand-Emmys' -
The Emmys -- the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars -- take place in an empty Los Angeles theatre filled with cardboard cutouts of the nominees, marking the start of Hollywood's first major Covid-era award show.
"Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys," says host Jimmy Kimmel, as producers cut to archive footage of a star-studded audience, before revealing the venue's empty seats.
- Global stocks tank -
World equity markets tank, losing around three percent as investors fret over mounting fears of a second wave of coronavirus and a lack of fresh central bank stimulus.
The banking sector is also rocked by the findings of an international journalism investigation that claimed massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions.