UK at a COVID-19 ‘tipping point’ as a second lockdown looms: Live | News

The United Kingdom’s government has warned that the country is at a “tipping point” on coronavirus, as London’s mayor urged quick action to address the spread of the virus. A stay-at-home order has come into effect in Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital and biggest city, closing offices and schools. More than 30.8 million people […]

Leicestershire towns to enter local lockdown for the second time as cases spike – Channel 4 News

The Prime Minister is in Downing Street this weekend looking at imposing another lockdown in England after warning that the UK was ‘now seeing a second wave’. In today’s developments 4,422 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, that’s the highest figure since the beginning of May. Another 27 people have died after testing positive, taking […]

Melbourne anti-coronavirus lockdown protest turns violent: Live | News

Police in Australian city of Melbourne made arrests among a crowd of about 300 people protesting the coronavirus lockdown. India’s caseload topped four million, while South Korea posted its lowest daily tally in three weeks. Police in Australia’s Victoria state meanwhile braced for anti-lockdown protests, arresting at least four people for incitement.  Iraq’s […]

Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown | World news

10.32pm BST22:32 Face masks to be mandatory in English shops Face masks will become mandatory in shops across England, UK government ministers are to announce on Tuesday, following mixed messages, a cabinet split and mounting pressure on the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson to change public advice, Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Vikram Dodd write. […]

Lack of face-to-face contact had major impact on teaching and learning during lockdown – new study

The lack of face-to-face contact had a major negative impact on teaching and learning during the lockdown, according to new research from Trinity College Dublin. he switch from the classroom to online saw a big drop off in the normal collaboration between teachers and pupils. While teachers and students may have adapted to the use […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne | World news

4.42am BST04:42 Martin Farrer ‘Real vulnerability’: Qantas job cuts show Covid-19 will change the future of work As he surveyed the economic wreckage from 6,000 Qantas job cuts this week, the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, expressed the glass-half-full hope that there would be other openings for redundant workers as the sector rebounds. He quickly […]

Coronavirus: Germany outbreak sparks fresh local lockdown

Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities have sent supplies to the quarantined workers of the Tönnies meatpacking plant German authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia are bringing back local lockdown measures after a coronavirus outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant. More than 1,500 employees of the Tönnies plant have tested positive. State premier Armin Laschet said the […]

Coronavirus latest: UK’s lockdown saved some 500,000 lives, research found | UK | News

However, some experts believe the lockdown restrictions were brought in too late and was not strict enough compared to the measures other countries imposed. It comes after it has been revealed that over 40,000 people have died after contracting the virus in the UK, becoming the country with most coronavirus deaths in Europe. A team of […]

Scotland reports no new deaths for the first time since lockdown

Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. Saturday’s move came after months of criticism from experts that Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient, and in some cases manipulated, so it […]

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to unveil lockdown easing ‘route map’

Image copyright Getty Images Scotland’s first minister is to unveil details of a four-phase “route map” towards easing the country’s lockdown restrictions. Nicola Sturgeon said earlier this week that she hoped the first phase of the process would begin on 28 May. Progress will be assessed every three weeks, with further phases introduced if it […]