UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson addresses nation after warning of six months of restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon announces tighter household measures as UK records 4,926 new cases, highest daily tally since May

7.55pm BST

The prime minister Boris Johnson is about to address the nation in a televised address following the announcement of further coronavirus restrictions today.

Starting at 8pm, his speech is expected to outline the reasons behind the latest measures and appeal to the nation to follow the rules.

7.40pm BST

Pressure is mounting on UK universities to cancel face-to-face teaching and move all studies online as cases multiply on campuses, including the University of Liverpool where almost 90 students and staff have already tested positive.

Students have barely begun their studies at the start of the new academic year, but at the University of Liverpool there have already been 87 confirmed cases over a seven-day period in the week before term began.

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