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UK coronavirus live: George Eustice urges furloughed workers to pick fruit; death toll rises by 545

Official total now at to 35,341; UK facing ‘severe recession the likes of which we haven’t seen’, says Rishi Sunak Excess deaths in UK reached almost 55,000 in early May,… Read more »

UK coronavirus live: No 10 uses wrong quote to reject Starmer’s claim PM misled MPs about care home advice

Labour leader questions prime minister on excess deaths; chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of ‘significant recession’; death toll now 33,186 Exclusive: real care home death toll ‘double official figure’ UK economy… Read more »

Coronavirus UK live: Matt Hancock gives government briefing as hospital death toll rises by 616

Scotland reveals lockdown exit plan; UK ministers under pressure to offer ‘hope’ about return to normality; public likely to be asked to wear scarf or face covering Global Covid-19 updates… Read more »

Coronavirus UK live: Lockdown could shrink GDP by 35% and see unemployment rise by 2m, says OBR

Coronavirus lockdown in the UK could last at least another month, as Dominic Raab says country has not passed the peak Two of UK’s largest care home providers report 521… Read more »

Health secretary avoids question and insists public must obey test-and-trace system Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The health secretary has failed to say whether Dominic Cummings… Read more »

London-based Greyparrot, which uses computer vision AI to scale efficient processing of recycling, has bagged £1.825 million (~$2.2M) in seed funding, topping up the $1.2M in pre-seed funding it had… Read more »