China has reported no new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours

China has reported no new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, the first time since January, as the death toll from the disease reached 75,000 people worldwide.

Meanwhile, more than 160 current and former global leaders are urging the world’s 20 major industrialised nations to approve $8bn (£6.5bn) in emergency global health funding to hasten the search for a vaccine, cure and treatment for Covid-19 and prevent a second wave of the pandemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said studies have shown many people carrying coronavirus lack symptoms and can unknowingly transmit the virus to others. It can be spread by speaking, coughing or sneezing in close proximity to others, so the CDC has advised wearing cloth face coverings in public, as well as social distancing.

It took the evidence of only one of the boys to convince a jury of the cardinal’s guilt. The other boy, who had years earlier denied being assaulted by the cardinal, died of a heroin overdose six years ago. The convictions were upheld on appeal to the highest court in the state of Victoria but that decision was overturned by the High Court of Australia in a summary judgment issued this morning.

The number of cured coronavirus patients in Spain is 43,208. Just over 7,000 people are still in hospital intensive care units. Spain’s infection total overtook Italy at the weekend and remained higher Tuesday, though Italy’s death toll is still the largest in the world.

Guterres attributed the small number of incidents examined in the new report to the absence of UN personnel on the ground and refusal of permission to visit the sites.

The commission looked at bombings carried out between April and July 2019 in Idlib and the surrounding countryside. One hospital was deselected for not meeting the investigation’s criteria, and a raid on a refugee camp was likely to have been carried out by an Islamist group, the report said.