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LIVE UK: PM faces MPs' scrutiny over senior aide row

Summary

  • UK PM Boris Johnson is being questioned by MPs amid continued calls for his top adviser to resign
  • Dominic Cummings drove his family hundreds of miles out of London despite a strict lockdown
  • Mr Johnson said he was sorry for the pain caused but said it was time to "move on" from the row
  • European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen laid out a plan on how to finance the EU's economic recovery
  • The commission recommends a fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) to tackle an "unprecedented crisis"
  • Latin America has become the centre of the global pandemic, the head of the Pan American Health Organization warns
  • US coronavirus deaths are closing in on 100,000
  • More than 5.6 million cases and over 350,000 deaths have been confirmed worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University

Johnson: Schools can return in 'safe' way

Tory MP Robert Halfon moves on to schools, asking the PM to reassure the public the phased school opening is "absolutely safe".
Johnson says the government "knows we can do it in a safe, socially distanced way" with the early years, reception, year one and year six pupils returning on Monday.
He says he "accepts not everybody will go back on day one, but we do expect people to return to school".
The PM says further years returning to school will be "kept under review".

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