Coronavirus news – latest UK updates:
Yorkshire hospital says COVID admissions are ‘far beyond’ first wave – as minister won’t rule out new Tier 4

Published: 26 October 2020

Latest COVID-19 updates from the UK and worldwide – as talks continue over moving parts of Nottinghamshire into Tier 3.

Key points:

  • Boris Johnson admits he hasn’t spoken to free school meals campaigner Marcus Rashford since June
  • Matt Hancock doesn’t rule out vaccine this year but says his ‘central expectation’ is it will be 2021
  • Wales looking to provide ‘clarity’ on controversial rule that stops supermarkets and essential shops selling ‘non-essential’ items
  • One Tesco store cordons off sanitary products and blames the Welsh government – before being corrected
  • Doncaster hospitals are taking in patients ‘far beyond’ the first wave
  • Boots to unveil new 12-minute COVID-19 test in stores
  • Test and Trace boss Harding still has PM’s support – for now
  • Live updates by Sabah Choudhry, news reporter