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Watch live as the WHO holds a news conference on the latest Covid-19 developments

Leaders from the World Health Organisation are meeting to discuss the latest developments in the spread of Covid-19, paying attention to the situation in Papua New Guinea and the Western Pacific region.

This comes as the number of Covid-related deaths in Europe passes one million.

A top official from the WHO has said the situation for many European countries remains “serious”, with around 1.6 million cases now reported each week.

Several European countries, including Germany and France, have extended their lockdowns to combat a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

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