September 25, 2020

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UK coronavirus live: Preston lockdown restrictions tightened amid rise in infections

City latest to face tougher measures; Sage experts say R value as high as 1 in England; Scotland brings in law to force pubs to take customer details

4.47pm BST

Restrictions banning households from mixing indoors or in gardens are to be brought in for Preston from midnight tonight, the Department of Health has said.

Preston council said the city was to be included in the additional restrictions that apply to other parts of east Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

UPDATE: Government has declared Preston as an ‘area of intervention’ following a spike of coronavirus cases in the city. The announcement means the city will be subject to additional measures seen elsewhere in the county, as of midnight 7 August. https://t.co/FfJzk4PFFy (1/4) pic.twitter.com/rzjAzL8mim

4.21pm BST

One of two 90-minute rapid coronavirus tests bought by the UK government and announced on Monday has yet to be approved by regulators, while no data on the accuracy of either has been published, the Guardian has learned.

You can read our health editor Sarah Boseley’s exclusive story here:

Related: Revealed: UK’s rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulators

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