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 41,698, a rise of 36 fatalities in the last 24 hours from 41,662 yesterday
- There have now been 295,889 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, a daily rise of 1,514 from 294,375 yesterday
- Boris Johnson has launched a review of the 2m social distancing rule, after businesses warned that the hospitality industry will suffer critically if it remains in place. However, he says there will be no change before 4 July.
- China reported 57 new Covid-19 cases for 13 June, marking the highest daily infection rate in the country since 13 April amid fears of a second wave of the pandemic.
- Results for two individuals at two Premier League clubs came back positive after the eighth round of Covid-19 testing.
- Some primary schools that can accommodate classes capped at 15 pupils will welcome all year groups next week, amid a government push to get more children back to the classroom.
- Children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield said there is a “very dangerous” threat to the right of education, amid confusion over children’s return to schools.
- Illegal raves attended by up to 6,000 people lead police to warn that “coronavirus is still a threat” and called on “the people of Greater Manchester to join together and demonstrate the spirit that they have previously shown in the face of hard times.”
- Councils have been told to reopen public toilets by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
- India reported its record daily number of Covid-19 infections.
- Brazil registered 892 further deaths from Covid-19 after already overtaking the UK to become the country with the second highest number of fatalities.