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The Daily Mirror’s front page focuses on Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s Commons warning that more than nine million people across Yorkshire, the North East and Nottinghamshire could soon be in Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Guardian reports on the Welsh government’s decision to enter a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown – despite having the lowest rates of COVID-19 infection of the four UK nations.

The Guardian reports on a leaked NHS document warning of an imminent shortage of hospital beds for people seriously ill with COVID-19 in Greater Manchester. The full story is here.

The Daily Mirror leads with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s demands for a national lockdown, lasting for at least a fortnight, to tackle soaring COVID-19 cases.

The Guardian leads with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s calls for a national lockdown of at least two weeks as the number of people who have died with COVID-19 soared to a four-month high.

The Guardian says Boris Johnson has warned northern leaders that failure to agree tougher COVID restrictions within days would be “unforgivable”.

The Daily Mail leads with appeals to Boris Johnson not to cause “more pain and damage” with the latest efforts to drive down high COVID infection rates.

The Daily Mirror says England footballer Marcus Rashford – who campaigned for free school meals in England – is among COVID-19 heroes being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.

The Daily Mirror has a scathing assessment of Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative Party conference, saying the prime minister “waffled” about “getting back to normal” but ignored unemployment and COVID. 

The Financial Times leads with a warning on the UK’s COVID testing capacity, saying NHS labs are running out of kits and chemicals they need to carry out tests. Sky’s health correspondent, Ashish Joshi, has...

The Daily Star leads with what it describes as “another mad day” – concerns that half of the UK won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, problems with the contact tracing system, and the prime minister’s father...

The Daily Telegraph reports that 15,000 positive COVID-19 test results have gone missing, meaning thousands of people who should be self-isolating have not been told to quarantine – risking further spread of the disease. 

The Sunday Times reports that Donald Trump is entrusting his recovery from COVID-19 to an experimental drug amid claims that his “vital signs” were impaired.

Students have been given a Christmas lockdown warning as government scientists warn that travelling home poses a risk of “larger outbreaks” of COVID-19, the i reports. 

The Financial Times reports that Rishi Sunak has scrapped his autumn budget as he scrambled to roll out emergency schemes to prop up jobs and businesses as the economy heads towards a bleak Covid winter. 

The Daily Express leads with Boris Johnson announcing new coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, adding that chief medical officers upgraded the COVID-19 alert level from three to four.

The Daily Express says the government’s top COVID team will issue the public a stark warning on Monday that the UK is at a “critical point” in its fight against coronavirus.

The Daily Mirror says Boris Johnson will address the nation this week after the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the UK was at a COVID-19 “tipping point”.

The Sunday Times says Premiership Rugby players and travellers to Dubai are being prioritised by the UK’s biggest COVID-19 testing laboratory, despite recent problems with testing. 

The i newspaper says it can reveal some vaccine news, reporting that ministers are planning to invoke emergency powers to vaccinate the public against Covid-19 even if it is unlicensed. If a vaccine is available...