Daily Round-Up: Refusing a mask as unacceptable as drink driving, claims Royal Society boss
No mask as bad as drink driving Refusing to wear a mask in public should become as socially unacceptable as drink-driving or not wearing a seatbelt, Venki Ramakrishnan, the president of the Royal Society has said, after reports emerged that the UK’s use of face masks is way behind that of other countries.
PM under fire from care homes The Prime Minister has come under fire from care home bosses after appearing to lay some of the blame on them for the number of coronavirus deaths. Speaking during a visit to Goole in Yorkshire yesterday, he said: “We discovered too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have but we’re learning lessons the whole time."
£2 billion energy scheme As part of a £2 billion grant scheme to cut carbon emissions, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will giving out vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, to hundreds of thousands of homes across the country, the BBC reports.
Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus figures Norfolk's total of 2,848 yesterday has been readjusted to 2,847, whilst Suffolk's total has gone up by two to 2,613.
In the last 24 hours, the national total has gone up by 352 to 285,768, with 16 new deaths taking the death total to 44,236.
In case you missed it Extinction Rebellion protesters assembled outside the office of Richard Bacon to demonstrate against the MP’s perceived inaction in the face of climate change.