3pm update: Steven Brown takes over from Simon Osborne
2.29pm update: Norway imposes fresh restrictions on travellers
Norway will re-impose a 10-day quarantine requirement for people arriving from Belgium from August 1 after a rise in COVID-19 cases there, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Scandinavian country last week re-imposed restrictions on travel from Spain in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
1.38pm update: Scotland to re-open all schools by August 18
Scottish schoolchildren will all be back in classes full-time by August 18, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
The First Minister said schools can reopen from August 11 but some local authorities may chose to have a phased return over the first few days.
She said all schools should have reopened full-time by August 18 “at the latest”.
Schools were closed to most pupils at the end of March as coronavirus struck, with youngsters switching to online learning.
The Scottish Government had considered a blended model consisting of pupils being taught in school part-time and also learning at home on return after the summer break.
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1.09pm update: Boris warns people to “stay disciplined” over coronavirus rukes
Boris Johnson has urged people to not lose their focus and discipline in sticking to the coronavirus guidelines.
The Prime Minister said: “Let’s be clear, there is only one way of controlling the coronavirus at present.
“Obviously we’re making great progress with drugs like dexamethasone, remdesivir, and we’re able to deal with it in ways we weren’t able to do in early March.
“But broadly speaking, the only way to control coronavirus is if everybody collectively obeys the social distancing rules and works together to drive the virus down.
“So that’s why I make this point that I do – we’ve done a huge amount.
“Together we’ve really reduced the incidence of the virus and we’ve got the number of deaths down.
“But it can come up again, and we’ve seen what is happening in other European countries, so what I’m saying to people is don’t lose focus, don’t lose discipline, continue to observe those guidelines and if you have symptoms, get a test.”