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
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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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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