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Daily Round-Up: PM says coronavirus has been an 'absolute nightmare' for Britain

PM: Coronavirus has been a disaster In an interview with Times Radio's breakfast show this morning Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the coronavirus pandemic has been a "disaster" and "an absolute nightmare for the country", before adding that now lies an opportunity for Britain to change and build something better.

Global death toll surpasses 500,000 More than 500,000 people worldwide have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with a global tally of 10 million cases, according to research from Johns Hopkins University in the US. Half the world's cases have been in the US and Europe, but the disease is now rapidly growing in the Americas.

UK's top civil servant to stand down The UK's top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, has confirmed he will stand down from his role in September this year. His resignation comes amidst long running tensions between the civil service and the PM's most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the coronaviurs pandemic has been an "absolute nightmare".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the coronaviurs pandemic has been an "absolute nightmare".

Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus figures Yesterday's figures produced by Public Health England showed that there were no new cases in Norfolk or Suffolk, keeping the totals at 2,244, and 1,551, respectively.

Nationwide, there has been 901 new cases and 36 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the overall cases to 311,151 and overall deaths to 43,550.

In case you missed it Harleston residents have rallied together to repair the town centre after it was vandalised earlier this month.

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