Coronavirus in UK live blog: latest as UK economy shrinks at fastest pace since 2008 financial crisis

Follow the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in our live blog below

By Finlay Greig
Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 7:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 10:57 am

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Nurses who work at central London hospitals protest with placards outside Downing Street on May 13, calling for improved conditions and pay for nursing staff on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus live blog, May 13

Last updated: Wednesday, 13 May, 2020, 13:42

Robert Jenrick is speaking now. 

494 more fatalities have been recorded int he last 24 hours. These are in all settings. 

He underlines that you can now move house. You can read more about that here.

Robert Jenrick set to take daily press briefing

Robert Jenrick is set o take today's daily press briefing.

He will be joined by Dr Jenny Harries.

Thousands of Covid-19 results disappear

The results of tens of thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out by the Government's network of testing centres have not been shared locally, stalling efforts to control the outbreak, it has been claimed.

A leaked email, seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), said data from a new testing programme of non-NHS labs - managed by consultancy firm Deloitte - was not available, although the Government said the issue has now been fixed.

Sent at the weekend from a regional NHS incident centre, the email said: "No new national testing programme (NTP) data will be reported in this brief from 4 May until further notice.

"This is due to the NTP testing numbers increasingly becoming unavailable.

"A reporting solution for NTP data is being built into the (Department for Health and Social Care) portal - once available, it will be captured in this testing brief again."

Downing Street said there had been no "significant" increase in public transport use in London in response to the lockdown easing.

Transport for London (TfL) said the number of passengers using the London Underground on Wednesday from the start of service to 6am was up by 8.7% compared with the same period last week.

But the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "TfL is not reporting significant increases on the London network this morning compared to the last few days."

Keir Starmer asks PM to correct care home comments

Robert De Niro on Newsnight

In case you missed it, Rober De Niro had some choice words for President Trump and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starmer queries government's care home response at PMQs

Sky News post video showing packed public transport

The video has been criticised for portraying commuters as rule breakers, with many posters suggesting that commuters in London have no choice but to use public transport. 

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