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BBC News 1 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers

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Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Spain. Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in the past week.

In the city of Valencia a team of engineers and scientists are going into the sewer network in an attempt to find out where outbreaks are likely to spring up next.

Video produced by Silvio Castellanos, Juan Antonio Dominguez and Bruno Boelpaep


After Brazil and the US, India is the third worst-hit country when it comes to COVID-19. The government in Delhi has started easing restrictions after a three month lockdown. But the result is that new cases and deaths are rising at their fastest pace since the pandemic started.

Residents of Melbourne in Australia are getting ready to return to lockdown for six weeks due to a new spike in coronavirus infections. Police have also been deployed along the Victoria state border to enforce quarantine measures. The state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent days. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised his government would provide financial aid to local businesses, which are worried they won't survive another lockdown.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus. Bolsonaro has downplayed the severity of the disease for months, describing it as a 'little' flu. Critics said it was only a matter of time before he caught the disease, as he has failed to socially distance, and has largely refused to wear a mask in public.

Demonstrators have stormed the Serbian parliament in the capital Belgrade to protest a renewed lockdown. President Aleksandar Vucic imposed a curfew and banned gatherings of more than five people after a surge in coronavirus deaths. Thirteen people died of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Serbia's highest single-day death toll.
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For the past few years we've been following the life of a Syrian refugee, Rouaa, who's now 9 years old.

She was born in the year the Syrian conflict started - a civil war that's led to the world's biggest refugee crisis.

Rouaa is one of 5 million Syrians who've fled their native land. The UN says only a tiny fraction of those who need new homes will ever get the chance to be resettled. But Rouaa and her family have defied the odds.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Caroline Hawley.
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