The news comes after it was reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered officials to develop a plan to avoid a second nationwide lockdown.
Mr Johnson is considering asking the elderly to protect themselves again and is considering lockdown conditions for London in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infections, the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times have said.
It comes after Mr Johnson was forced to announce a slowdown in the easing of the lockdown on Friday, with easing planned for the recreation and beauty sectors delayed after an increase in COVID-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community expected to increase for the first time since May.
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8:31 am update: Coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 850k
Russia reported 5,427 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its national total to 850,870, the fourth highest number of cases in the world.
Russia’s Coronavirus Task Force said 70 people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s official death toll from around 145 million to 14,128.
7.45am update: Melbourne locked out
The Australian state of Victoria has declared a disaster and imposed a nighttime curfew for the city of Melbourne as part of its toughest movement restrictions yet to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, is already under a reimposed six-week stay-at-home order, but struggling to bring the disease under control, with a record number of infections with the new coronavirus last week. But on Sunday, Victoria, the second most populous state, reported 671 infections, one of its highest, and seven deaths from COVID-19.
7:39 a.m. update: Tokyo confirms more COVID-19 cases
Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, after cases rose by more than 400 in the past two days, state broadcaster NHK said.
Governor Koike Yuriko said on Friday that Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, as debate deepens over how to respond to the record increase in new infections. .