Coronavirus news live – latest UK updates: Boris Johnson to brief cabinet ministers

- NEWS SKY - Oct, 2020 -

Sophy Ridge -

All the latest updates from Sophy Ridge On Sunday and the other politics shows as COVID-19 cases continue to grow.

Key points:

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson summons cabinet ministers for a call later today

  • England has reached a tipping point similar to first wave, deputy chief medical officer says

  • Millions could be banned from socialising under new restrictions

  • Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick does not rule out a ban on households mixing outdoors

  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon denies losing control of the virus in Scotland

  • Manchester MPs send a letter to the PM and chancellor urging them not to shut all alcohol-licenced premises

  • Live reporting by Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter, and Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter


We're signing off the blog for today - thanks a lot for reading. For the latest updates you might what to check out the following stories:

Manchester MPs oppose pub and restaurant closures under new three-tier coronavirus restrictions

England has reached a tipping point similar to first wave, deputy chief medical officer says

UK cases dip slightly as 65 more deaths recorded

MP who travelled with COVID says virus 'makes you do things out of character'

Cricket game breaks out in Peckham street after 10pm curfew

Tuberculosis vaccine BCG could help in fight against COVID-19


Police raid party of 70-100 people in Manchester

Greater Manchester Police said they broke up a large party on Saturday in Withington, in the south of the city, where many people appeared "heavily intoxicated".

It said seven people were fined for breaking virus laws.

Across the weekend, police said 70 people were fined, with incidents including:

- A takeaway in Fallowfield still serving at 10.45pm - breaking the 10pm curfew

- 28 fines in Bolton at nine different locations for indoor gatherings breaking the rules

- Five different households mixing at a property in Farnworth, leading to seven fines.

- Four fines at a house party Fallowfield, where up to 20 people tried to escape through the back garden


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