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Day: June 16, 2020

British brands celebrate the reopening of their doors
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British brands celebrate the reopening of their doors

    High street stores were advised to close back in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now three months later have been given the go ahead to reopen on June 15 by the government. Some brands kept their websites open for shoppers to continue shopping online, while others were forced to close entirely. Popular shopping destinations and department stores across the UK, had been deserted during lockdown, but scenes now look very different. The reopening of stores has seen customers flock to their much-loved retailers, such as Primark, Nike and Selfridges. But with social distancing measures still in place there have been reports of queues spanning hundreds of metres long, as well as stock not being replenished on the shop floor for a number of days for customer and...
UK Covid-19 deaths: what the latest figures
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UK Covid-19 deaths: what the latest figures

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its latest data for the number of deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales. Here are five things the figures tell us about the situation across the whole of the UK. There have been more than 64,400 excess deaths in the UK since the outbreak began The number of excess deaths in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began has passed 64,000. Tuesday’s figures from the ONS show there were 58,693 excess deaths in England and Wales between March 21 and June 5 2020. Data published last week by the National Records of Scotland found there were 4,769 excess deaths in Scotland between March 23 and June 7, while the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency put the figure for Northern Ireland at 940 exc...