2 metre rule likely to be replaced with other safety measures in July – BBC News

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The government has made clear it is likely to amend or abandon the 2 metre distancing rule in England, from the beginning of July. The rule is intended to prevent people from passing on the coronavirus infection. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said any change would be accompanied by other safety measures.

Meanwhile Germany’s coronavirus infection rate – or R number – has risen significantly. The increase has been caused by a series of local outbreaks, mainly in north-west Germany where more than 1,000 people at a meat processing facility have tested positive.

And India is struggling to deal with the world’s fourth highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases — more than 400,000 infections and over 13,000 deaths. However health workers in India have told the BBC that they believe far more people have died than recorded in the official figures.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Correspondent Chris Mason and from Yogita Limaye in Mumbai.

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