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