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UK Covid cases rise by 7,143 – highest figure since outbreak began

The UK has recorded a further 7,143 coronavirus cases – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began. It takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK to 446,156. Experts have warned the daily record figure could be misleading as it is unclear how many people were infected during the first wave due to a lack of ...

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Covid: About 40 universities report coronavirus cases

About 40 universities around the UK have had reports of coronavirus cases and thousands of students are self-isolating as the new term begins. The University of Aberystwyth is the latest to suspend face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19. But the prime minister’s spokesman said students would be able to go home for the Christmas break. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said ensuring ...

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UK records 4,044 new cases of Covid as death toll rises by 13

A further 4,044 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, taking thetotal number of positive cases to 439,013. The number of people who had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 increased by 13 on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths linked to coronavirus to 42,001. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics ...

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UK confirms 5,693 new cases of coronavirus as death toll rises by 17

A further 5,693 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, taking the overall number of cases confirmed to 434,969. The Government also said a further 17 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday. This brings the UK total to 41,988. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have ...

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Thousands gather in central London for anti-lockdown protest

Thousands of protesters have gathered for an anti-lockdown demonstration in central London. Crowds massed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying a variety of signs, flags and placards to take part in a “we do not consent” rally, none appearing to wear face coverings or to social distance. The demonstrators, who are protesting against Government coronavirus lockdown measures, cheered and clapped, ...

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UK coronavirus cases increases by 6,042 and Covid death toll rises by 34

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 6,042 and death toll has increased by 34 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the total number of UK Covid-19 fatalities to 41,971. Overall, 429,277 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in ...

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UK coronavirus cases increases by 6,874 and Covid death toll rises by 34

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 6,874 and death toll has increased by 34 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the total number of UK Covid-19 fatalities to 41,936. Due to a power outage, the latest death ...

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Legendary UK newspaper Sunday Times’s editor Harold Evans dies aged 92

Campaigners, journalists and politicians on Thursday paid tribute to the crusading British newspaper editor Harold Evans, after his death in New York aged 92. Former Sunday Times editor Evans is best remembered for his hard-hitting expose of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide in what remains a high watermark for the profession. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, himself a ...

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UK daily coronavirus cases surpasses 6,000 and Covid death toll rises by 37

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 6,178 and death toll has increased by 37 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the total number of UK coronavirus fatalities to 41,862. Overall, 409,729 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in ...

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Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted

The government has warned of “tougher measures” if people do not follow the latest coronavirus restrictions. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we must reserve the right to go further” if cases continue to rise. Tighter restrictions were announced in all four UK nations. Mr Johnson warned they could last up to six months. ...

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