We’ll soon be pausing our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Before we go, here’s a round-up of today’s main headlines:
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is "too early" to say whether England's Covid restrictions will be able to end in the spring
- The government has announced that from next week, there will be fines of £800 for anyone attending a house party of more than 15 people in England
- Lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland will be extended until 5 March, the first and deputy first ministers have said. The move will be reviewed on 18 February
- Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for a second year running due to the impact of the pandemic
- US President Joe Biden has signed 10 executive orders to tackle Covid, including accelerating vaccinations and increasing testing. Emergency legislation will be used to increase production of essentials like masks
- And French President Emmanuel Macron has promised all university students two meals a day for one euro (88p; $1.21) to help them cope during lockdown
Updates today were brought to you by Becky Morton, Claire Heald, Francesca Gillett, Georgina Rannard, Hamish Mackay, James Clarke, Kate Whannel, Katie Wright and Lucy Webster.
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