MPs unlikely to get vote on further lockdown measures for Merseyside, environment secretary George Eustice confirms
- Ban on mixing in pubs and restaurants in Merseyside expected
- Growth in Covid-19 cases in England may be slowing, study shows
- Jeremy Corbyn and Stanley Johnson apologise for Covid breaches
- Global coronavirus updates – live
In Brussels Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European commission, has just delivered a short press statement.
She said provisions in the UK’s internal market bill were in “full contradiction” to the Northern Ireland protocol in the withdrawal agreement.
An interim report from a large testing programme for Covid-19 in the community has found signs that the sharp rise in infections has begun to slow in England, my colleague Ian Sample reports.