Coronavirus: evening update as the PM defines a plan to return to “normalcy”

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Here are five things you should know about the coronavirus epidemic this Friday evening. We will have another update for you on Saturday morning.

1. Johnson presents plan to return to “normalcy” by Christmas

Boris Johnson unveiled a plan for a “more meaningful return to normalcy” by Christmas when he further facilitated the foreclosure in England. The Prime Minister abandoned the advice to avoid public transport in England and said that it would be up to employers to discuss with workers the possibility of returning to work places safely from 1 August. But companies remain cautious about easing the lockout and have warned that a massive and immediate return to work is unlikely. Here we explore your rights to be forced to return to the office.

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2. Fans could be back in the stadiums from October

It also appeared during the Downing Street briefing that fans could be back in stadiums in England from October. Larger rallies at venues such as sports stadiums will be piloted in August, with a view to a larger reopening in the fall, said the Prime Minister. Certain sports, including football and cricket, have already resumed behind closed doors.

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The sport has taken place behind closed doors since its return, including the ongoing test series from England against the West Indies


3. Review of data on deaths from coronavirus in England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock called for an urgent review of how coronavirus deaths have been recorded in England. This comes after Public Health England confirmed that the reported deaths may have included people who tested positive for Covid-19 months before their deaths. This means that anyone who tested positive for the virus but died later from another cause would still be included in the PHE figures. Other British nations include only those who die within 28 days of a positive test.

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Matt Hancock called for urgent review


4. “Dear customers: I’m facing ruin, please come back”

A major consequence of the massive increase in homework caused by foreclosure is that city centers around the world have become strangely silent. This has had a huge effect on many retailers, large and small, who depend on attendance. Rumit Shah, who runs a chain of greeting card stores called Cards Galore, wrote an open letter explaining his fate.

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Media captionCoronavirus: “Dear customers: I’m facing ruin, please come back”

5. Stand up, Sir Captain Tom Moore

And finally, Captain Tom Moore, who captured the heart of the nation with his fundraising efforts during the foreclosure, was knighted. Centennial, who raised more than £ 32 million for NHS charities through more than 100 garden tours in April, was knighted at Windsor Castle during the Queen’s first official engagement in person since locking. Capt Sir Tom, from Keighley, West Yorkshire, described it as “the most special day for me”.

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Capt Sir Tom said it was “the most special day for me”



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