UK deaths higher than daily government figures, as former WHO director condemns Britain’s lack of testing.

Some police officers in the UK may have gone a little too far in enforcing the coronavirus lockdown, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has admitted, after people were summonsed to court for going for a drive and shopping for “non-essential items”.

Meanwhile the World Bank has warned the Covid-19 outbreak is causing “an unprecedented global shock” which is expected to sharply slow growth in developing economies in East Asia and the Pacific as well as China.

It comes after the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, announced a £75m plan to repatriate as many as 60,000 British travellers stranded overseas by the increasing number of travel restrictions during the pandemic.


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