Coronavirus news - live: Dominic Cummings 'took two more trips during lockdown' in new blow to Boris Johnson, and Trump heads to golf course

Peter Stubley, Chiara Giordano
Reuters TV

Boris Johnson is facing renewed pressure to sack Dominic Cummings after it was reported his chief adviser had flouted lockdown rules at least twice in a month.

Labour and the SNP both demanded that the head of the civil service launch an urgent investigation into what appeared to be two separate 500-mile round trips between London and County Durham. Mr Cummings is also said to have enjoyed a sightseeing trip to another town 30 miles away.

Meanwhile the UK death toll rose by 282 in a day to 36,675, according to the latest government figures. And in the US, Donald Trump headed to the golf course as a large study into the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine suggested it is linked to an increased risk of death in hospitalised Covid-19 patients.