Here are today’s updates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and around the world.

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  • The UK coronavirus death toll now stands at 39,728, a rise of 359 in 24 hours.
  • There have now been 279,856 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, a daily rise of 1,871.
  • Schools in Wales will reopen to all pupils on 29 June, Education Minister Kirsty Williams has announced.
  • Boris Johnson has urged against moving gatherings indoors, where risk of transmission is higher, in response to the poorer weather.
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed plans to make almost all international arrivals isolate for 14 days.
  • The temporary Nightingale hospital in Harrogate is to be put to use for outpatient radiology appointments. The 500-bed hospital has yet to treat any Covid-19 patients, but will remain ready to do so if required.
  • Coronavirus deaths in Scotland’s care homes now slightly exceed those in hospitals, official figures show.
  • Labour leader Keir Starmer has criticised the prime minister, saying No 10 will be directly responsible if the coronavirus infection rate starts to rise again.
  • The Chinese city of Wuhan has tested nearly 10 million people in 19 days, identifying just 300 positive cases.
  • Commercial flights will resume from London City airport after being closed for three months, starting at the end of June.
  • Divorce and separation inquiries have increased by 42% since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, according to Co-op Legal Services.
  • Scientists and medics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital and King’s College London are running a trial to see if ibuprofen can help hospital patients who are sick with coronavirus.
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