The coronavirus in London and the government going head-to-head with some of the world’s biggest tech companies are among the stories leading Thursday’s papers.
The Guardian and the Metro lead with updates on Covid-19, including the first confirmed case in London.
Guardian front page, Thursday 13 February 2020: UK prepares for more coronavirus cases after first London diagnosis pic.twitter.com/M5uPlEJFJ1
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 12, 2020
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) February 12, 2020
The Times also reports on the coronavirus in London alongside a story on Boris Johnson attempting to “water down” sanctions on social media companies.
The Times 13/2/20The Hong Kong tycoon Johnny Hon with links to the Royal Family, charged a troubled public company expenses of almost £3 million in 16 months for entertainment, luxury travel and celebrity meetings, The Times can reveal. #tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes @thetimes pic.twitter.com/AKh1UshGNK
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) February 12, 2020
Children’s charities and senior MPs are “dismayed” over the government’s lack of urgency to empower watchdog Ofcom, according to the i.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) February 12, 2020
The Daily Telegraph leads with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace being in the firing line as the Prime Minister prepares a reshuffle of the cabinet.
The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 12, 2020
Moving to the NHS, the Daily Express says the government’s decision to slash red tape will “boost patient care”.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) February 12, 2020
And the Daily Mirror reports on the “bullying and mistreatment” faced by doctors in stretched hospitals.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 12, 2020
An interview with the Duchess of Cornwall leads the Daily Mail.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 12, 2020
The Israeli military’s use of out of date data is endangering civilian lives, according to The Independent.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) February 12, 2020
The Financial Times reports on BP’s pledge to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 12, 2020
And the Daily Star says the incoming Storm Dennis will “unleash 72 hours of torrential rain” on Britain.