Coronavirus live news: NHS app to ‘prove’ vaccine status for international travel; EU opens AstraZeneca court case

Hancock confirms NHS app will be used to permit travel; EU pressuring AstraZeneca to deliver 120m doses by end of June

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Attendance in England’s state schools has fallen over the past week, government figures show.

Around 92% of state school pupils were in class on 5 May, down from 93% on 29 April, according to the Department for Education (DfE) statistics.

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Travellers staying in quarantine hotels in the UK after returning from “red list” countries have complained of “prison-like” conditions, including windows that do not open, a lack of fresh air, exercise and decent food.

The Guardian spoke to nine travellers who are or have recently been in quarantine hotels after returning from countries including Brazil, India, Pakistan and South Africa. They complained of a deterioration in their mental and physical health due to being confined in their bedrooms round the clock and being forced into debt to pay the £1,750 per adult charge for the quarantine period.

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