Newspaper Round Up: 31st of July 2020

2020-07-3196
i
The i describes the government's move as a "surprise", saying it came after local infection rate climb. It quotes Health Secretary Matt Hancock as saying: "The spread is largely due to households meeting and not abiding to social distancing."
Daily Mirror
The late announcement of coronavirus restrictions being tightened for large parts of northern England still manages to make many of the front pages. "North in lockdown 2" is the headline in the Daily Mirror, which says Manchester, Yorkshire and Lancashire have been hit by the move.
Times
The Times says four million people will be affected by the tightening of the rules. It came after a rise in cases which ministers believe has been caused by people failing to observe social distancing rules, the paper adds.
Daily Express
It's the same story on the front of the Daily Express, which calls it a "major breakthrough" by scientists. It claims tens of thousands of dementia case could be prevented each year by "simple lifestyle changes".
Daily Star
And the Daily Star claims the ghost of Inspector Morse is haunting the Emmerdale set. It says one of the cast has felt "the presence of acting legend John Thaw at the studios".
Guardian
The Guardian focuses on a warning from the Trades Union Congress that up to two million "extremely vulnerable people" shielding in England must not be forced to return to their workplaces. It says it would "heartless and reckless" for bosses to demand they return to work from 1 August - when the government lifts the advice that they should stay at home.
Daily Mail
"You really can beat dementia" is the headline in the Daily Mail. It says a major study has shown that 40% of cases in the UK may be avoided or delayed by "eating less, exercising more and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes". It says the study suggests these lifestyle habits - along with other factors - could be responsible for 340,000 of Britain's 850,000 dementia cases.
Daily Telegraph
"Lockdown measures reimposed across North" is the headline in the Telegraph. It says the measures were ordered by Boris Johnson as he warned of a "damaging second wave" hitting the UK.
Financial Times
The Financial Times highlights what it calls "grim data" from the United States and Germany which shows their economic output has plunged. The paper says it points to "a long and painful recovery for the global economy".