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Covid: PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave

Image copyright AFP Boris Johnson will spend the weekend considering whether to tighten Covid-19 measures further, after saying the UK was “now seeing a second wave”. The government is understood to be looking at a ban on households in England mixing, and reducing opening hours for pubs and restaurants. At least 13.5 million people, roughly one-in-five of the UK population,… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Face coverings in shops, UK economy shrinks and winter wave

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Masks move Face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, bringing the country into line with Scotland. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.… Read more →