Government recommends no social mixing between people from different households in these areas, Matt Hancock tells MPs
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- EU launches legal action against UK for breaching withdrawal agreement
A single alert to public health officials in Cornwall from the national NHS test and trace service led to the identification of 170 Covid-19 cases at a food factory.
The vast majority of workers at Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd in Pool who proved positive did not have coronavirus symptoms and had no idea they had the virus.
Our cautious optimism of a month ago has evaporated in the light of the current deteriorating situation with regard to Covid-19. There is nothing on the horizon which gives us reasonable confidence that the championships can go ahead next year. Therefore, it is with great regret that we have decided to cancel.
Matt Hancock has finished his statement to the Commons.
Turning back to Brexit, this is from Bloomberg.
7/ The pound dropped by 0.7% against the dollar on news of the EU’s legal action, and reports Brexit talks are failing to close differences on a trade deal
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