In a bid to appease the backbenches, Downing Street has offered MPs a chance to debate and vote on the ‘rule of six’ next month.
England's COVID-19 smartphone app launched to curb the spread of the virus does not accept test results processed in the country's state-run laboratories, hospitals or as part of an official survey, it said on Saturday. The App's official account said on Twitter it could not link to test results taken in Public Health England (PHE) laboratories, at the National Health Service (NHS) or as part of a survey run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). On Friday, 210,375 tests were taken, with 61,481 handled by PHE and the NHS, or 29%.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said he wanted more 'regular and reliable' meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The company said that the recording 'does not reflect' the views of the company or its chief financial officer.
UK furlough scheme will fail to prevent 1m losing jobs, say experts. Young workers and those at the bottom end of the income scale will be the hardest hit
Judith Blake, the leader of Leeds city council, warned there was 'a lot of confusion' and 'a lack of clarity' about the new measures.
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Britain could be moving too slowly to tackle the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases because of a lag between case numbers and deaths which means fatalities have remained relatively low, a government adviser said on Saturday. Graham Medley, a professor of infectious disease modelling, said he worried the country could end up in a position it had tried to avoid. "My concern is the lag, is the fact that we end up in a position that we didn't intend to, either government or the population ..., because the numbers of deaths at the moment look very low, even though, as scientists, we say look infections are increasing," he told BBC Radio.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there had been an 'acceleration of Covid-19 cases across the country'.
Veteran singer Van Morrison blew away the coronavirus blues in London on Friday night with a performance of stirring and soulful music that transported fans back to happier times - and kept the spirit of live music alive. Morrison, who turned 75 last month, has courted controversy in recent weeks with comments scorning scientists' analysis of the coronavirus and complaining about government restrictions on peoples' freedoms. The concert, postponed from March and the third in a short run at the theatre, was one of the few shows by a major act that have taken place in London since the pandemic shut down much of the city's nightlife.
Oasis Community Learning founder Steve Chalke says research suggests disadvantaged children fell further behind affluent pupils during the lockdown.
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The Scottish Finance Secretary said she only found out on Twitter that the UK Budget had been cancelled.
The International Monetary Fund on Friday announced it had raised by $6.5 billion a credit line offered to Colombia to about $17.2 billion, aiming to help the country cope with the economic effects of Covid-19.