We SHOULD come out of lockdown on June 21 according to NHS hospital data

HOPEFUL Covid hospital data suggests we should come out of lockdown on June 21. Hospitals are nowhere near as full with Covid patients as what scientists had modelled earlier in the year. 🔵 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Models given to Sage – the Govt scientific advisory group – date back to February, when ministers were considering

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Seven-day lockdown not long enough to justify special federal help

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The Victorian lockdown is changing the national argument about who pays for statewide lockdowns and whether the country can afford too many more of them. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg are making it obvious to all state and territory leaders that each jurisdiction must take primary responsibility for

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Lairy Brits brave the elements for first Friday night back inside pubs and bars

Thirty Brits braved the elements, pushing through extreme wind and rain to meet up with pals for that pint on the first Friday night since lockdown rules were eased. The incredible lairy scenes revealed joyful drinkers who were excited to be back inside bars, pubs, and restaurants this weekend. Despite the traditional weather getting the best of the evening, they

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Coffee shop embroiled in racism and fat-phobia storm over regular ‘joke signs’

A coffee shop in East London has been accused of fatphobia and racism after a series of offensive signs were placed in their window during the course of the pandemic. One reportedly read 'sorry no fatties' and another posted in January that said 'this is the longest that something made in China has ever lasted' – referencing the virus. F**koffee,

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New Delhi enters lockdown as hospitals run short of beds and oxygen amid India’s COVID surge

New Delhi is entering a week-long lockdown to prevent the collapse of the capital’s health system amid India’s nationwide surge in coronavirus cases. The restrictions come in on Monday night in a bid to help hospitals that are experiencing a shortage of beds, medicines and oxygen. Live COVID updates from UK and around world Over the weekend, patients lined up

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Lockdown decision pending for Queensland

A decision on whether Brisbane will face an extended lockdown is expected this morning after Queensland recorded three new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with two of those acquired through local transmission. Experts had widely predicted the Greater Brisbane lockdown would be extended past the Thursday evening deadline but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described the low figure on Wednesday as a “fantastic”

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Beach bar owner gets slap on the wrist after Brits queue for pints in heatwave

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The owners of a beach bar have been given a slap on the wrist after they were caught selling alcohol despite it being forbidden under current Covid rules. The Beach Bar on Cleethorpes Promenade was issued with a coronavirus prohibition notice after

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