Here are the key coronavirus updates from the last 24-hours. 

  • Home Secretary Priti Patel said 3,231,921 coronavirus tests have taken place and the number of known coronavirus deaths has increased by 351 to 36,393.
  • A futher five coronavirus patients have died in the North-East and North Yorkshire, latest figures confirm.
  • Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said the epidemic in the UK was either "flat or declining". He said: "We're currently at an R across the UK between 0.7 and one, below one in every area of the UK, we think, but potentially quite close to one. So, the epidemic is either flat or declining at the moment in the UK, and in most areas it is declining."
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  • From June 8 travellers coming to the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival or risk being fined, prosecuted and even deported if they do not comply. Travellers will be expected to fill out a form online on up to 48 hours in advance of travel, providing contact information and an address of where they plan to self-isolate once they arrive in the country.
  • National Holidays has announced its parent company - Specialist Leisure Group Limited - has ceased trading and appointed administrators. It is understood that thousands of customers had rebooked coach holidays with the firm after trips were cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak.
  • County Durham residents are being reminded to stay safe over the bank holiday weekend. People have been advised to stay at home where possible unless buying essentials or getting exercise.
  • April saw record-breaking falls in retail sales as hundreds of thousands of businesses were forced to shut up shop to help tackle coronavirus. The total volume of retail sales fell by 18.1% in April compared to the previous months, the Office or National Statistics (ONS) reported.