German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and other European leaders at the start of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and other European leaders at the start of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU leaders clash over coronavirus plan as new cases hit single-day record

  • World Health Organisation reports 237,743 fresh Covid-19 infections in 24 hours
  • First day of marathon European talks ends without even partial breakthrough as nations argue over who should give and receive funds, and under what conditions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and other European leaders at the start of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and other European leaders at the start of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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