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Coronavirus UK news LIVE: EasyJet cancels flights and closes hubs as deaths hit 43,730 and Boris unveils ‘New Deal’ plan

BORIS Johnson has laid out the government’s plan to ensure the UK recovers from Covid-19 in his Dudley speech yesterday.

The Prime Minister revealed his intent to bring forward £5 billion capital investment projects, supporting jobs and the economic recovery.

Meanwhile, the city of Leicester WILL stay in lockdown the Health Secretary confirmed.

No 10 had been concerned about a recent spike in cases in the area, with questions raised about a second shutdown.

It means pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in Leicester will remain closed for two more weeks following a series of local outbreaks.

Elsewhere, EasyJet is to close three of its UK-based hubs at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle Airports, with 5,000 job losses. Along with Ryanair and TUI the company was also forced to cancel flights to Greece after the country extended the UK flight ban

It comes as the coronavirus death toll in the UK stands at 43,730 and the global toll reaches half a million.

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