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Coronavirus UK LIVE: Shops set to reopen within weeks as deaths hit 39,045

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Shops set to reopen within weeks as deaths hit 39,045

thescottishsun.co.uk 5h

MILLIONS of vulnerable people have been told it is safe for them to venture outdoors again as lockdown measures were eased yesterday. 

Two million shielding Brits have been given the all clear after experts ruled there is now just a 1,000-to-one chance of them catching coronavirus.

It comes as the UK’s coronavirus death toll hit 39,045 after 111 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

On Saturday, the Government warned Brits “not to tear the pants out” of incoming lockdown freedoms as the nation was allowed to meet in groups from Monday.

But there are fears over the test and trace system implemented to help track down who a potential coronavirus sufferer has been in contact with.

Meanwhile, new allowances saw some primary school kids return to classrooms yesterday.

But experts have warned the country risks seeing a second peak of coronavirus over fears the easing of restrictions has come too soon.

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  • PPE THIEF

    A dad-of-eight stole £30,000 worth of PPE from his employers and flogged it on eBay during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Gary Edwards, from Wirral, had been a trusted worker at Supa Safety, a company that supplied PPE to pharmaceutical companies and construction firms.

    Liverpool Crown Court heard he had been fleecing his employer for years as he nicked stock to sell online.

    It was only during skyrocketing demand due the coronavirus pandemic that his scheme was rumbled, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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  • THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING?

    Eerie pictures show what the future of shopping might look like as customers walk through disinfectant cabins before they can hit the stores.

    The images were taken at the entrance to the Evropeyskiy shopping centre in Moscow, Russia, where steps are now being taken towards lifting the coronavirus lockdown.

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