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Handshakes gone forever The custom of shaking hands is "probably gone forever" as a result of the pandemic, one of the UK's leading scientist has claimed. Baron Piot, a professor and microbiologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told peers at the science and technology select committee that Britain should and would most likely move to a Japanese-style greeting culture to avoid future pandemics.

Security laws bolstered Ministers are considering strengthening security laws following a report from MPs saying that the UK government had "badly underestimated" the threat of Russian interference to the UK.

Trump changes tone US President Donald Trump took a change in tack yesterday as he urged Americans to wear face coverings, adding that the the US epidemic may "get worse before it gets better".

Handshakes could be gone forever, a leading UK scientist has claimed.
Handshakes could be gone forever, a leading UK scientist has claimed.

Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus figures In Suffolk, the total number of cases remained at 2,640, whilst in Norfolk the figure rose by one to 2,870.

Nationally, the total number of cases stands at 295,817, with 445 cases in the last 24 hours, whilst the death total stands at 45,442, with 110 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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