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1.11am BST

Mexico has recorded 5,928 new cases of Covid-19 and 510 deaths.

It takes the country’s total confirmed cases of Covid-19 to 549,734 and 59,610 deaths.

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Boeing says it is developing a “hand-held wand” that emits ultraviolet light to neutralise bacteria and viruses and can be used to clean airplanes. Via Reuters:

The wand would eliminate the need for using alcohol or other disinfectants that could damage sensitive electronic equipment, Rae Lutters, chief engineer for Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program, told a media briefing.

Boeing is looking at licensing the technology and hiring third-party companies in the fall to begin manufacturing the wands for commercial use, it said.

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