Coronavirus live news: Trump falsely claims Covid-19 affects 'virtually' no young people; UK set for new restrictions

Trump claims Covid-19 only ‘really’ affects people who have ‘other problems’; UK to tighten measures; Czech PM says he ‘got carried away’ reopening too soon

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As Covid cases continue to surge in the UK, the prime minister is to announce a 10pm curfew on pubs, bars and restaurants as well as other new measures in England on Tuesday.

Hospitality venues will also be restricted to table service only. Speaking on Sky News on Tuesday morning, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said:

They are reluctant steps that we’re taking but they’re absolutely necessary because as we were reminded yesterday, the rate of infection is increasing and the number of people going to hospital is increasing and therefore we need to act.”

“They are reluctant steps but they are absolutely necessary.”

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove confirms that pubs, bars and restaurants throughout England will face a 10pm curfew and there will be table service only.#KayBurley

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It has been billed as the world’s worst Zoom meeting, but the United Nation’s 75th general assembly could be even worse than that.

It is called the “general debate” but, unlike a Zoom meeting, there will be no discussion – just a week-long procession of pre-recorded video messages from the world’s leaders, stating their positions, very much with their domestic audience in mind. They were supposed to have sent their videos at the end of last week. As of Monday, only half had been turned in.

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