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Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions; global deaths near 1.1m | World news

7.44am BST07:44 The head of a leading pub chain in Britain has condemned the extension of lockdowns announced on Thursday as “a catastrophe from which the pub trade will never fully recover”. Patrick Dardis, the chief executive of Young’s Pubs, said Britain’s drinking establishments had complied with government guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in […]

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Coronavirus live news: UK records 3,899 new infections as French cases rise by 10,000 | World news

A few thousand demonstrators calling for Benjamin Netanyahu to resign have gathered in Jerusalem, despite an Israeli national lockdown that went into force on Friday. The prime minister has faced months of relentless protests and widespread public anger over his government’s handling of the country’s coronavirus crisis and charges of alleged corruption. Public demonstrations are […]

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UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list | World news

6.04pm BST18:04 Much of the attention in Oldham following the large rise in Covid infections in the Greater Manchester district has focused on the town’s Asian community. But a pub in the wealthy — and largely white – Uppermill area of Saddleworth has just been ordered to close by Oldham council for “continually” breaking lockdown […]

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Gyms to reopen on July 25 as WHO warn virus is ‘getting worse’ and UK deaths hit 44,650

THE reopening date for gyms and nail bars has finally been revealed by Oliver Dowden. Mr Dowden announced on Thursday that gyms, beauty salons and swimming pools can resume operation in the coming weeks – with new social-distancing measures. Meanwhile, people in ‘high risk’ occupations will be tested for coronavirus even if they showing no […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Disgusting moment delivery driver caught wiping saliva on railings and lampposts in street during coronavirus lockdown

THIS is the disgusting moment a delivery driver was caught licking his fingers before wiping his saliva on railings and lampposts during lockdown. The London delivery driver was caught on video last week on a residential street in Putney. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3 This is the […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs as WHO warns on second wave | World news

3.00am BST03:00 US cases surpass 500,000 The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now surpassed 500,000, according to the John Hopkins University global dashboard. 2.49am BST02:49 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has announced the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic […]

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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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