Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll hits 27,510 as commuter temperature checks considered under plans to ease lockdown

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THE UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 739 to 27,510 and plans to ease lockdown could now include commuter temperature checks. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed the shocking figures yesterday evening, but there is hope in the new trials.

Commuters could be asked to check their temperature every day before leaving for work, to help the country open up and keep transmission of the virus down.

The Government is said to be examining a number of possibilities for the eventual easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Others include lifting the 2 metre rule in schools. 

Mr Hancock also confirmed last night the UK had also reached its testing goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests per day.

An extra 40,000 tests were done on the last day of April, bringing the total number of those tested yesterday to 122,347.

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