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Coronavirus UK news LIVE – ‘Work from home’ order and 10pm pub curfews announced TODAY as second Covid wave hits UK

BRITS will be encouraged to work from home "if possible" to curb the spread of the virus, Michael Gove has confirmed.

The Cabinet Office minister said there will be a "shift in emphasis" on the Government's previous advice about returning to the workplace.

It comes ahead of the PM's address today which will set out tough new restrictions including a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants.

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned that the country could see 200 daily deaths in just weeks as part of the second wave this winter.

Meanwhile, cases yesterday rose to 398,625 and deaths rose by 11 to 41,788.

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    Brazil recorded 13,439 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 377 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry confirmed.

    The country, one of the world's worst-hit, has registered more than 4.5 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began.

    The official death toll now stands at 137,272, according to ministry data.


    Mr Khan said he is “really concerned” about a range of economic factors affecting London, including levels of footfall, transport, Canary Wharf and the risk of the virus spreading faster.

    Mr Khan told Sky News: “The health crisis is leading to an economic crisis, which has led to a mental health crisis.

    “The way to avoid the virus spreading even faster is to take (on) these additional measures.”

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