Coronavirus: people congregate in London park on warm weekend despite lockdown | AFP

A large number of people enjoy the warm weather in Clapham Common park in London despite the lockdown put in place in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday warned the government could ban outside exercise if people continue to flout stringent guidelines to cut the spread of infections. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: More than 500 deaths in one day in the UK | AFP

British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma says that 563 people have died from coronavirus in the UK in one day, a new record marking a clear acceleration of the pandemic and bringing the death toll to 2,352, up 563 on the previous day. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, have all tested positive for COVID-19.

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UK to open 4,000-bed virus field hospital in east London: govt | AFP

Britain is to open a 4,000-bed field hospital at London’s giant ExCeL exhibition centre as part of government plans to treat coronavirus cases, Health Secretary Matt Hancock says. SOUNDBITE

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