UK coronavirus LIVE: Calls for face mask rule clarity as beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo shops reopen in latest lockdown easing

World update:   (Photo credit: Getty Images) Mexico’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is poised to overtake Italy’s and shoot above 35,000 by the end of the day. Yesterday the country recorded 539 additional fatalities to bring its coronavirus toll to 34,730, with 295,268 confirmed cases. Italy has recorded 34,945 deaths and 242,827 cases. While…

no evidence for Johnson claim that care homes failed to follow Covid procedures  – Channel 4 News

Representatives of the care homes sector have reacted angrily to comments made by Boris Johnson in a broadcast interview on a visit to Goole on Monday. The Prime Minister 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. “One of the most important things is to fund…

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live | News

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The respiratory disease has killed almost half a million people in seven months. More than five million have recovered. Here are the latest updates: Sunday, June 28 21:00 GMT – Global number of deaths tops half a million  The global number of…

New study finds Covid-19 can cause severe brain complications

A US government watchdog gave a blunt review of the shortcomings in the government’s response to the pandemic yesterday that included the sending of nearly $1.4 billion (£1.1 billion)  to deceased Americans, and the collection of incomplete and inconsistent virus-testing data. The report issued by the Government Accountability Office marked the first review of the government’s…

A mysterious wave of fireworks is perplexing U.S. cities

The Fourth of July is still over a week away, but in many cities, it’s already arrived. From New York to San Francisco, the skies light up every night — and early morning — for hours, and with no apparent reason. Now, officials have had enough. Firework complaints are soaring, and they come after months…