The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 41,128, an increase of 245 as of today.
The OECD has warned that the UK economy will shrink by 11.5% this year, making it the worst hit of all developed countries. The OECD also warned that the impact on the economy could be worsened if there is a second wave.
In the daily Coronavirus briefing Boris Johnson introduced changes to the lockdown restrictions. From 15 June, people living alone and single parents will be able to form “bubbles” with another household, and some leisure centres and places of worship can reopen.
During Prime Minister’s Questions today Sir Keir Starmer attacked the Government for lacking a coherent plan for returning all children back to school.
Alok Sharmer confirmed the plans to reopen non-essential shops, including Zoos and safari parks, from Monday. This news comes as more than half of Boris Johnson’s cabinet pushing for the Government to the two-metre rule.