Lawmakers in France voted in favour of a new tracing app called StopCovid - despite concerns about digital privacy. It will be rolled out starting next week. Later today, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce the next stage of easing the lockdown throughout the country
The lockdown in Switzerland will be eased even further. As of Saturday groups of up to 30 people can meet, rising from five currently. "We need to stay humble, but I think we have the situation under control," Health Minister Alain Berset reportedly said
And Russia's recorded death toll has passed 4,000, with its confirmed case total rising to 379,051 - still the second-highest figure in the world. The reported number of dead is far lower than in other countries, but critics fear in reality it could be far higher. Our colleague Sarah Rainsford reports on the nightmare unfolding in the country’s care homes.