THERE has been one more coronavirus patient death in the North-East and North Yorkshire. Here's what else has been happening the past 24-hours.

  • Figures published on Saturday afternoon show one NHS Trust in the region had reported a new Covid-19 deaths - North Tees. In England, a further 78 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,635, NHS England said. Patients were aged between 56 and 97 years old. Two patients, aged 73 and 96, had no known underlying health conditions.
  • One new coronavirus patient death in the North-East and North Yorkshire
  • The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 43,514 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Friday, up by 100 from 43,414 the day before. The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 54,000.
  • VisitBritain has warned of a "real nervousness" in people around travel, even domestically, with director of strategy and communications Patricia Yates saying the industry has suffered a loss of around £37 billion during lockdown. The national tourism agency is launching a "We're Good To Go" Covid-19 industry standard and consumer mark to show that holiday operators are adhering to the safety measures put in place by the Government.
  • Foreign holidays have been given the green light after ministers confirmed the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK will be scrapped for a slew of popular destinations. Trips to France, Greece and Spain look on the cards after the Government confirmed it will revise the quarantine measures next week.
  • Greek tourism minister Haris Theoharis indicated it could be up to three weeks before his country is happy to open up an air bridge to the UK, which has agreements with other countries for an air bridge to come into force on July 6. He told BBC Breakfast: "We're currently consulting with our health experts, but I think given the fact that the UK is in the right direction, it's a matter of a few days or a few weeks to ensure that all restrictions are lifted."
  • Former Tory prime minister Sir John Major said the value of social care had been recognised during the coronavirus pandemic and that the Government needed to be involved in supporting its long-term future. He has also argued that tax rises were not suitable in the short-term but that they would be needed as Britain's coronavirus recovery got under way.