We're pausing our live page coverage for today. We'll be back tomorrow. Thanks for joining us.
Here are some of the people who contributed to today's rolling coverage: George Bowden, Francesca Gillett, Victoria Lindrea, Yaroslav Lukov, Vanessa Buschschluter, Sarah Collerton, Doug Faulkner, Henri Astier and Alex Therrien.
Light tribute to Britons lost to coronavirus
Buildings across the UK have been lit up with blue lights in honour of those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
A candle was lit outside 10 Downing Street, while the Archbishop of Canterbury also lit a candle of remembrance at Canterbury Cathedral ahead of the NHS's 72nd anniversary on Sunday.
Britons have also been encouraged to put a light in their windows, while a round of applause in recognition of health workers will be held on Sunday.
Texas records new daily high of cases
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Texas rose by 8,258 on Saturday - the highest 24-hour increase since the start of the pandemic, the Texas health department said.
The number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals also reached a record high on Saturday in the Lone Star State with 238 more people now in hospital, bringing the total to 7,890.
For months, Texas had had a relatively low number of cases.
Watch this video to find out more about why cases surged.
Bolivia's mining minister tests positive for Covid-19
Bolivia's mining minster, Jorge Fernando Oropeza, has tested positive for coronavirus - becoming the second member of the cabinet to become infected.
On Thursday, cabinet chief Yerko Núñez announced he was isolating at home after a positive test.
Bolivia has just under 37,000 cases of coronavirus, a figure which is much lower than those of its neighbours, Brazil and Peru, which are the worst-affected in Latin America with more than 1.5 million cases and almost 300,000 cases respectively.
And while lockdown measures seem to have had some success in keeping cases down, on Saturday hundreds of people protested against the measures in the central city of Cochabamba.
Local media report that four officers have been injured and 15 vehicles destroyed in clashes between the protesters and police.
Newcastle's famous nightlife resumes
Newcastle - a city known country-wide for its nightlife - has welcomed back weekend revelers, with safety measures in place of course.
Trump: 'We're on the way to a tremendous victory'
President Trump has said that the US is on its way to a "tremendous victory" over Covid-19.
The US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases anywhere in the world, as well as the highest death toll worldwide with close to 130,000 fatalities.
In his message to Americans on US Independence Day, he again blamed China for the virus and said that the US was coming back.
"Our country will be greater than ever before," he said a day after the US registered a record 57,562 new cases, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.
Celebrations for this year's Independence Day were subdued with many events cancelled to prevent a further spread of the virus.
It's not just pubs and hairdressers open in England
Although pints and haircuts led the headlines in England today as lockdown measures were eased, people were also able to enjoy some other familiar activities that had been out of reach since March.
WHO: Record 24-hour increase in cases worldwide
There has been a record daily increase in new coronavirus cases across the globe, according to figures compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO said on Saturday that the number of cases recorded within the previous 24 hours was 212,326 - considerably higher than the previous daily record of 189,077 recorded on 28 June.
The US, Brazil and India accounted for most of the new cases.
Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day, according to the WHO tally.
PM's father defends lockdown trip to Greece
The other day, the prime minister's dad, Stanley Johnson, was criticised for going to Greece, despite his son's government advising against all but essential foreign travel.
Mr Johnson Snr defended his trip on the grounds he was "on essential business" to ensure a property he rents out was "Covid-proof" before holidays restart.
When asked about his dad's behaviour yesterday, the prime minister said: "I think you really ought to raise that with him."
Well, set reporters a challenge and we'll often do our best to rise to it.
And Stanley Johnson has been tracked down in Greece.
He said "let's open up this air bridge as quick as we can", adding: "People are longing to get here. This is a country that's got everything. I'm not going to say whether my actions were correct or not".
Mr Johnson said he planned to return to the UK on 10 July, the day from which it will no longer be necessary for those returning from Greece to quarantine for a fortnight on arrival back into England.
WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine
Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images
The World Health Organization (WHO) is suspending its trials of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
Some early studies suggested that the drug might be able to shorten the duration of symptoms experienced by coronavirus patients and it was praised by US President Donald Trump and Brazil's leader, Jair Bolsonaro, who both said they took it as a preventative measure.
The BBC's Reality Check team has examined dodgy information circulating on social media. Here are just two of the claims it found to be fake or misleading:
Cards for sale in the US purporting to give the carrier an exemption from wearing a face mask in public are fraudulent. "These cards do not carry the force of law," a statement from the US government warns.
A graphic shared on social media which claims that face masks could suppress the body's immune system is not based on evidence. The World Health Organization is clear in its advice that wearing face masks properly worn is safe.
We've been hearing and seeing a lot today from the pubs in England that have reopened, in the latest step to ease lockdown rules.
But many stayed shut - although exactly how many is uncertain.
The Night-Time Industries Association said earlier that a third of all bars, pubs and restaurants would remain closed.
And now, the national chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale said he's "seen figures of up to 50% of pubs actually not opening today".
Nik Antona said pubs were "opening up under uncertain circumstances. They don't know if they're going to get their customers back".
"What you are finding is, some of the pubs haven't even bothered opening today - they want to see what's going to happen," he added,
Meanwhile, official figures yesterday showed just one in three pubs, bars and restaurants in Newcastle City Council planned to reopen today.
That goes down to one in five in Sunderland, according to the city's council.
'Everyone's just happy to be getting out of the house'
At a pub in Newcastle, punters were enjoying their first "proper pint" in more than three months.
"The atmosphere is a bit different... that was expected. But everyone's having a good time," one customer told the BBC's Fiona Trott.
"The regulations are good and everyone is sticking with them, by the looks of things," said his companion.
"I think everyone's just happy to be socialising again and getting out of the house."
It's a very different sort of Saturday evening from pre-lockdown expectations. Customers are expected to book a table in advance, to register their details on arrival and to stay no more than three hours.
And with only a third of the city's licensed premises currently open, many are fully booked and turning customers away.
Theme park 'at quarter of usual capacity'
Katie Prescott, Business correspondent
“I feel a bit
lost,” one lady told us. “I’ve had my own company for such a long time - it’s
just strange to be out even with this small number of people.”
The general consensus here at
Chessington World of Adventures is that the new restrictions haven’t really spoiled the experience.
Kids bounce with excitement as
they munch burgers and chips, and the whoosh of the rollercoasters provide a
rattling metronome to the scene. A lot is closed.
The queues are long because of
the new restrictions, but the crowds aren’t here.
As the company predicted this
morning, they are at a quarter of their usual capacity.
The company says it is
happy with that at this stage. It will be waiting to see over the coming months
- hoping that number changes.
I had a go on the runaway mine
train. Socially distanced, with gaps between carriages, but nonetheless it did
feel like the fun has started to come back.
Government sending out 'mixed signals', Starmer says
The leader of the opposition has attacked the UK government for having its messaging "all over the place" as the coronavirus lockdown measures in England are relaxed.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson's government of sending out conflicting signals, as many hospitality venues, as well as hairdressers, theme parks and cinemas, work to reopen safely.
"You have had some government messaging saying go out and have a drink - other messaging saying be responsible, be cautious," Sir Keir told TimesRadio.
"The messaging, I think, has been very poor over the last few weeks."
Sir Keir added: "Today is a massive day, and it is a real test.
"My message, really, to the government is, this is a big test for you. "We are supporting you in easing restrictions, but you absolutely have to be on top of the risks.
"And that means that things like test, track and trace really have to work. And there has to be a much better way of dealing with local outbreaks."
Street pastors: No hugs, but we are happy to listen
As venues like pubs and bars reopen, it's not just police who will be patrolling the streets.
In Cheltenham, street pastor Maria Perry will also be on hand to help pub-goers get home safely.
She said: "You don't know how people will react, whether they will be over-keen to get back and celebrate because the pubs are open or if other people wouldn't think it was the right time.
"As a street pastor, myself and the rest of the team will be only too happy to meet anyone who would want to talk to us - we are happy to listen.
"We are non-judgemental, because who am I to judge people? We would love to see people to come up and greet us."
She added that normally people would often come up for a hug on their night out, but due to social distancing this was one thing they would be unable to do.
Ms Perry and her team will be in the town centre for two hours, from 20:00 BST.
Cheltenham Street PastorsCopyright: Cheltenham Street Pastors
Further 67 coronavirus deaths recorded in UK
A further 67 people have died in the UK after testing positive for the virus, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.
It takes the total number of people who have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community to 44,198.
The DoH added that from today it will no longer be tweeting out a table showing the figures, but will instead direct people to its website.