Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 2 Jun 2020

Trump threatens to send in military to quell protests

Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to crush civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. The US president said if cities and states failed to control the protests he would deploy the army and “quickly solve the problem for them”. Police in Washington DC used tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could be photographed in front of a church.

Quarantine rules may be relaxed as draft plans raise eyebrows

Draft plans for quarantine show that tens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine. Meanwhile, the BBC says the government is looking at ways to relax the quarantine rules for people entering the UK over coming months.

School return in doubt as just 60% of pupils show up

Governors and head teachers say Boris Johnson’s aim to have all primary-aged children return to school for a month before the summer holidays would be impossible to achieve. In a poll of 2,350 school governors for the National Governance Association, three in four said it was unlikely that pupils would be back for a full month. It is estimated that around 60% of eligible children returned to school yesterday.

Study finds reducing distancing to one metre doubles risk

A major study, part funded by the World Health Organization, found that reducing physical distancing advice from two metres to one metre could double the risk of coronavirus infection. The UK’s current two-metre rule is out of kilter with advice in most other countries and with recommendations from the WHO, which says people should stay one metre apart. Other countries, including Germany and Australia, have a 1.5-metre rule.

Britain and EU ready to compromise to keep talks moving
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