Daily Coronavirus related deaths increased by 938 today, a new record. This brings the total deaths to 7,097.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave the morning briefing today. In it he announced £750 million in charity funding to support third sector organisations at the frontline of the pandemic. The chancellor described these measures as required in order to restore our “social fabric”.
In the US, Bernie Sanders officially dropped out of the running to be the Democratic Party’s nominee. The ex-Vice President Joe Biden is now likely to secure to the nomination.