Live blog – Spain considers six month state of emergency as UK death toll rises

Another 151 people died with coronavirus in the UK on Sunday – the highest number of daily deaths in months – with cases rising by 19,760.

The UK’s current estimated Covid-19 R number was between 1.2 and 1.4 at the end of last week, a drop from 1.3-1.5 in the previous week.

Meanwhile, countries in Europe are taking drastic steps to tackle the second wave of coronavirus sweeping the continent, with Spain set to declare a six month state of emergency including overnight curfews between 11pm and 6am.

  • UK sees 151 die with coronavirus as cases rise by 19,790
  • ‘Fresh plans being made for stricter tier 4 restrictions’
  • Spain set to declare six month state of emergency including overnight curfew
  • Frontline NHS staff to receive coronavirus vaccine ‘within weeks’
  • ‘People will die’ if households mix at Christmas, scientist warns

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