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Scientists warn against school re-openings

Fully re-opening schools without substantial improvements to the test-and-trace system could lead to a rapid increase in Covid-19 infections, the Government's key scientific advisory group, Sage, have said in a report.

Six in hospital following Glasgow stabbing attack

Six people have been seriously injured after multiple stabbings took place in central Glasgow yesterday. One of the injured has been named as 42-year-old police officer David Whyte, who is in critical condition, whilst the alleged perpetrator has been shot dead. Police Scotland have said they are not treating the incident as terrorism.

Scientists have warned that certain easings of lockdown could lead to an increase in coronavirus cases.
Scientists have warned that certain easings of lockdown could lead to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Half of imported coronavirus cases from Pakistan

Data from Public Health England has shown the since June 4, half of the coronavirus cases that have been imported into the country have come from Pakistan, as the Government faces calls to enforce tougher quarantine checks on people coming in from 'high risk' countries.

Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus cases

Yesterday's figures produced by Public Health England showed Norfolk's and Suffolk's total cases have remained the same, at 2,243 and 1,548, respectively.

Nationwide, there has been 1,006 new cases and 186 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the overall cases to 309,360 and overall deaths to 43,414.

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