More than 26,000 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, making it the second worst-hit country in Europe, new figures have shown.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two young children were found dead at their home in east London.
Schoolchildren in England will not all return to lessons at the same time, the education secretary has confirmed, in a strong hint that many will not be back until the autumn.
A leading scientist has warned Britons to heed the lockdown because “COVID-19 is as dangerous as Ebola” – as a study found most elderly people killed by the disease would not have died otherwise.
The head of the Royal Air Force dismissed two Russian patrol aircraft as “relics of the Cold War” in a rare public rebuke after British jets were forced to scramble to intercept them.
Over-65s and those who need to leave their homes for work will now be able to get tested for coronavirus, as the government expands the number of people who are eligible.
The health secretary has insisted that protecting care home patients from coronavirus has been a “top priority from the start”, after Sky News was told that elderly patients have been discharged into care homes before they are well enough.
Boris Johnson has led the nation in a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the key workers who have died in the fight against the coronavirus.
More than 100 healthcare workers have died in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began.
Medical experts are investigating a possible link between coronavirus and cases of a rare severe inflammatory condition among UK children.