Coronavirus UK LIVE: Deaths exceed 37,000 as 134 more people die in 24 hours

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THE total death toll from the coronavirus in the UK reached 37,048 on Tuesday after a further 134 deaths were recorded.

It comes as the country continues to ease out of lockdown, with thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres in the UK set to reopen on June 15.

The government is also set to wind down the furlough scheme – with firms reportedly set to be banned from putting future employees on the scheme.

And Health Secretary Matt Hancock told reporters yesterday evening that the UK had met four out of five tests for lifting the lockdown after sealing a huge PPE deal.

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