Here are today’s updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and around the world.
- The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus in the UK has risen to 38,489, an increase of 113 people in the last 24 hours.
- 274,762 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK, an increase of 1,936 since yesterday.
- Vulnerable people in Wales have been warned it is “vital” they follow safety rules as new advice allows those shielding to go outdoors from tomorrow. It follows similar advice for people shielding in England to step out from their homes starting tomorrow.
- Police have warned that those caught breaking lockdown this weekend will be fined, as the new loosening of restrictions does not come into effect until tomorrow.
- New figures suggest that 62% of care homes have not tested any of their staff members for coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, up to 27 May.
- Contact tracers recruited as part of the government’s pivotal test and trace scheme are reporting technical glitches and administration problems with the running of the programme.
- The scandal surrounding Dominic Cummings and his trip to Durham has “badly damaged” public trust in the government’s lockdown measures, a group of 26 scientists has warned.
- Riot police broke up an illegal rave attended by “many hundreds of revellers” flouting lockdown rules in Clapton, east London on Saturday night.
- Labour MP Rosie Duffield has admitted breaching lockdown rules after she met her partner while they were living separately. She has apologised and stood down from her frontbench role as a Labour whip.