Coronavirus live news: England lockdown measures lift as Johnson self-isolates; record new cases in Thailand | World news
Thailand confirms record new infections for fourth consecutive day
Thailand reported on Monday 11,784 new coronavirus cases, the fourth consecutive day of record infections, as the country struggles to tackle its worst outbreak to date.
The Southeast Asian nation’s Covid task force also announced 81 new deaths, bringing total fatalities to 3,422 and with 415,170 cases registered.
Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan.
Boris Johnson has appealed to people to exercise their new freedoms with caution as most mandatory lockdown restrictions in England are finally lifted. But with Covid-19 cases continuing to soar and renewed warnings about the pressure on the NHS, there was no mood of celebration in Government.
Johnson is spending so-called “freedom day” self-isolating at his official country residence at Chequers after being “pinged” by NHS Test and Trace following a contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who subsequently tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile Thailand reported 11,784 new Covid cases on Monday, the fourth consecutive day of record infections, as the country struggles to tackle its worst outbreak to date.
More on these stories shortly. In the meantime, here are the other key recent developments from around the world:
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