Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris Johnson unveils new deal plan to ‘build, build, build’ in Dudley speech as deaths hit 43,575

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BORIS Johnson has delivered a speech in Dudley today on how the government will help the UK recover from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Prime Minister revealed his intent to bring forward £5 billion capital investment projects, supporting jobs and the economic recovery.

Meanwhile, the city of Leicester WILL stay in lockdown the Health Secretary confirmed.

No 10 had been concerned about a recent spike in cases in the area, with questions raised about a second shutdown.

It means pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in Leicester will remain closed for two more weeks following a series of local outbreaks.

The outbreak has seen dozens of fresh cases admitted to the area’s hospitals.

There have been 658 cases in the area in the two weeks up to June 16.

It comes as the coronavirus death toll in the UK stands at 43,575 and the global toll reaches half a million.

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