Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352. The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is furious with Beijing for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus, including that American soldiers may have introduced it in China, and said there would be a “reckoning” when the pandemic ends, according to a report.
People in some of Europe’s largest cities are adjusting to a new way of life as governments in France, Spain, the Netherlands and others joined Italy in imposing restrictions on tens of millions of people.
The UK's latest coronavirus case update came as Boris Johnson chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss deaths, a potential ban on mass gatherings, schools and Covid-19 advice for people with symptoms