These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
New Lockdown Measures
New measures to tackle the rise in COVID-19 cases in England have been predicted, with at least one report today claiming the plan has already been approved by Number 10.
A three-tier system of local lockdowns has been touted as the most likely response as the Government tries to balance health measures and the fragile economy.
Under the system, different regions of England would be placed in different categories depending on infection rates from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The strategy was trailed yesterday by the Scottish Government which introduced more stringent rules, including curbs on pub and restaurant opening hours in the central belt, which includes Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, confirmed to the BBC earlier that the Government was “currently considering what steps to take”.
It was widely reported today that pubs