Please note: 3 and 4 October totals include cases from previous days published late owing to a technical fault on the governments coronavirus dashboard. Cases from between 24 September and 1 October have been added to the totals for 3 and 4 October.
Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.
Coronavirus has hit the UK hard, with the country recording hundreds of thousands of…
Boris Johnson to give national televised address today – Cornwall Live
The timing of the major announcement has been set
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a press conference on Monday evening after setting out the new tiered coronavirus restrictions for England.
The Prime Minister, who is still self-isolating, will take part remotely, with the event expected around 7pm.
Englands chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and director of the Oxford vaccine group Professor Andrew Pollard will also be at the press conference.
The address will come after Mr Johnson sets out the new rules in Parliament at 3.30pm.
Coronavirus LIVE updates: PM to share lockdown plans as hospital deaths rise by 190 – Mirror.co.uk
Boris Johnson is expected to announce proposals to ease curbs on shops, pubs and gyms in a statement to the House of Commons this afternoom
Stormont agrees £400 Covid relief package
Northern Ireland’s Stormont Executive has agreed a support package ahead of two weeks of strict restrictions from Friday to suppress the spread of coronavirus.
Finance Minister Conor Murphy said the funding comes from £400 million which Stormont received from the Treasury two weeks ago.
Current support measures, including the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme and the Department for Economy’s Covid Restrictions Business Support Schemes, will be extended….
Covid: What is mass testing and how does it work? – BBC News
Liverpool has the UK’s first mass Covid testing pilot, with other high-risk areas to follow.
By Ian WestbrookBBC News
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Mass testing is set to be introduced in all England’s tier three “high risk” coronavirus areas, following a pilot in Liverpool.
Students will also be tested before they return home for Christmas.
How does mass testing work and what does it achieve?
Mass testing means asking everyone to be tested, whether or not they have symptoms.
The idea is to find healthy people who may be infected, but not yet displaying symptoms. They can then be told to…
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