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The Telegraph: UK needs "a dose of Johnsonian positivity"
In an article from columnist and cinematographer Benedict Spence, The Telegraph said the prime minister's "absence at the top of government left a void that needs to be filled".
Medics lambast Trump for considering disinfectant as Covid-19 measure
At yesterday's White House Covid-19 briefing, US President Donald Trump discussed a number of prevention measures for Covid-19 in a presentation on infection "best practices" for American citizens.
French study suggests smokers "four times less likely" to catch coronavirus
Following French research that revealed the number of smokers who caught Covid-19 was four times less than non-smokers, frontline health workers in the country may be given nicotine patches.
Transport for London to furlough around 7,000 employees
Around 7,000 members of staff at Transport for London [TfL] will be furloughed under the government’s Job Retention Scheme.
Coronavirus update: UK test website "temporarily" shut down
The Department for Health has announced that the key worker coronavirus testing website has had to temporarily close after "significant demand".
Prime minister hoping to resume duties on Monday
Prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to officially return to work on Monday next week after beating coronavirus, according to The Telegraph.
Coronavirus update: WHO estimate more than 50 per cent of European Covid-19 deaths in care homes
Health secretary Matt Hancock is set to take the government briefing today, where it is expected he will ask households in England to participate in a "trial", according to the BBC.
Phil Neville to step down as England women’s manager next summer
Phil Neville will leave his role as manager of the England women’s national team upon the expiry of his contract in the summer of 2021.
Social distancing may be in place for the year, chief medical officer warns
The UK chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty has indicated that social distancing measures may have to be in place for at least the rest of the year in order to prevent a second peak of coronavirus.
Trump signs executive order suspending green card applications
US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order suspending the approval of some green card applications for a period of 60-days.
Coronavirus update: Some measures to remain until end of year
Chief medical officer Chris Whitty has said that some kind of social distancing measures will have to remain until the end of the year.
To buy or not to buy? - Auction houses slow to respond to Covid-19
In the profession of being ahead of the curve, the contemporary art world’s delay in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic has been something of a surprise.
Government striving to increase PPE supply, health secretary says
Health secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs that the government is working hard to make personal protective equipment [PPE] more readily available to front-line workers.
PMQs: Foreign secretary and Labour leader clash over government's Covid-19 response
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sought answers from the government over its response to the Covid-19 pandemic concerning issues such as testing and the shortage of personal protective equipment [PPE] available to front-line workers.