UK coronavirus live: Priti Patel to unveil travel quarantine plan

Posted by on May 22, 2020 3:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

UK government set to reveals is plans isolate new arrivals for two weeks; independent Sage committee warns against schools reopening

8.30am BST

St Paul’s Cathedral has launched an online book of remembrance for all UK residents who have died from coronavirus. People of all faiths or none are invited to contribute to Remember Me.

It has been backed by Prince Charles. He said: “This virtual book of remembrance is here to help us remember; not just to recall our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved brought into our lives, and all that they have given to others.”

8.22am BST

A group of senior scientists has warned that 1 June is too soon for schools to reopen safely and that more time is needed to set up an effective track and trace system to contain future outbreaks.

The independent Sage committee, chaired by the former government chief scientist Sir David King, say that new modelling of the coronavirus shows the risk to children will be halved if they return to school two weeks later than ministers propose. Delaying until September reduced the risk still further.

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