Non-essential shops reopen in England and Wales, death toll rises by 38
Non-essential shops have resumed trading in England and Wales as the lockdown continues to be eased. Scotland is due to review its lockdown on Thursday.
Zoos are also beginning to reopen. Previously there were concerns about the future viability of British zoos with fears about potential permanent closures due to loss of revenue.
The British Government has stated that it will move carefully when easing the lockdown, taking all possible care to avoid a second spike of coronavirus while mitigating economic damage. The United Kingdom has been under lockdown since late March.
The UK has reported 38 deaths from the new virus over the course of the past 24 hours, the second lowest daily number of deaths since the lockdown began.
According to figures supplied by the Department of Health, the total death toll in the UK stands at 41,736, the highest in Europe and the third highest in the world after the United States and Brazil.