Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: the UK reopens for business
Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday giving 65 million people a measure of freedom after a four-month lockdown. During England’s lockdowns police broke up parties and protests alike, shut down religious services, and handed out fines of up to 10,000 pounds ($14,000) to youngsters for partying.
A four-month-long ban on travel between Britain and Portugal ended on Monday, allowing visitors to soak up the sun on Portuguese beaches once again in a much-needed boost for the struggling tourism sector. India’s virus cases decline
India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases though daily deaths remained above 4,000 and experts warned that the count was unreliable due to a lack of testing in rural areas, where the virus is spreading fast. For months now, nowhere in the world has been hit harder than India by the pandemic, as a…