UK coronavirus live: Johnson threatens stricter measures if people flout social distancing rules as deaths reach 281

Boris Johnson holds daily briefing; shops under pressure to close; rough sleepers race against time to self-isolate

  • No 10 denies claim Dominic Cummings argued to ‘let old people die’
  • Shop and factory closures ‘will push UK into deep recession’
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  • Rishi Sunak under pressure to bail out self-employed
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That’s it for today’s UK live blog. We will be following more reactions to Johnson’s press conference and global developments here.

Here’s a summary of the latest coronavirus developments in the UK, including the announcements from Boris Johnson’s daily press conference this afternoon.

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