Senior US figure spoke on Senate floor without a mask; UK pressed to open transatlantic travel corridors; Italy records 731 deaths, its worst figure since April
- Republican senator Chuck Grassley tests positive
- Trump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts say
- UK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrives
- UK police can resume issuing instant £10,000 Covid fines
The economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are unequal and uneven. Covid-19 has made some places more expensive to live in, others cheaper.
The UK’s parliamentary spending watchdog has found the government failed to account properly for all of the $24 billion it has spent on Covid-19 supplies and services, with political connections helping contractors win multi-million dollar deals without adequate scrutiny or transparency.
David Pegg, Felicity Lawrence and David Conn report:Continue reading...