- Non-essential shops are preparing to open their doors on Monday in England and Wales
- England's gyms, zoos and hairdressers will also reopen, while restaurants and pubs will welcome customers outdoors
- The public have been urged to respect staff and follow Covid guidelines - with retail sales predicted to surge
- Buckingham Palace repeats appeal for public not to go there to pay tribute to Prince Philip
- Covid rules mean UK PM Boris Johnson is to miss the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, allowing family to attend
- A further 2,589 coronavirus cases are reported across the UK on Saturday alongside another 40 deaths
Hello and welcome to today’s live page. We will be bringing you the latest coronavirus news from the UK and around the world.
Here are the main headlines this morning:
- People are being asked "to be considerate" to fellow shoppers and staff as non-essential retail stores prepare to reopen on Monday across England and Wales. An initial sales surge is expected as restrictions are eased in line with the government’s roadmap.
- The UK has reported the largest number of second coronavirus vaccine doses given in a single day , according to the latest government data .
- . A total of 450,136 second doses were received on Friday. Latest figures show there were 2,589 new infections in the past 24 hours, and a further 40 deaths.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral next Saturday in order to allow "as many family members as possible" to go amid coronavirus restrictions. Only 30 people can attend the funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor, with the public asked to stay away.
- India has become the "fastest country in the world" to give 100 million doses , according to its health ministry. But the vaccination drive appears to be struggling, with some states reporting a shortage of doses . Everyone above the age of 45 is now eligible for jabs, as India battles a deadly second wave of infections.
- More than 100 diners at a restaurant in Paris have been fined and the manager arrested for violating Covid restrictions, French police say. Officers discovered the clandestine gathering following a noise complaint.
PM will not attend royal funeral amid coronavirus restrictionsPrime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral in order to allow "as many family members as possible" to go amid coronavirus restrictions.
The funeral arrangements have been adapted in light of the coronavirus pandemic, following the duke’s death on Friday.
It means only 30 people can attend the funeral next Saturday at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
A No 10 spokesman said: "The prime minister has throughout wanted to act in accordance with what is best for the royal household, and so to allow for as many family members as possible will not be attending the funeral on Saturday."
In accordance with regulations, the public has been asked to stay away - with an online book of condolence available to those wishing to pay tribute to the duke.
Shoppers 'must respect staff' when retail reopensPeople are being asked to “be considerate and respectful” to fellow shoppers and staff, as thousands of non-essential retail stores prepare to reopen across England and Wales.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling on shoppers to adhere to social-distancing rules and "queue considerately" as restrictions are eased on Monday.
In England, non-essential retail such as clothes and technology shops will reopen, alongside hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms in line with the latest step in the government's roadmap.
In Wales, all shops will reopen.
An initial sales surge is anticipated, as people return to the shops for the first time since December.
The BRC, which represents big chain stores, said the public "have a key part to play in creating a safe and enjoyable retail environment".
India is 'fastest country in the world' to give 100m jabsMeanwhile, India has administered more than 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines.
Everyone above the age of 45 is now eligible for jabs, which are available at vaccination centres and hospitals.
Most of the doses have been given so far to frontline workers and people over the age of 60.
However, the country has been reporting an average of more than 90,000 cases of Covid-19 every day since 1 April.
India’s health ministry has said India is the "fastest country in the world" to give 100 million doses.
However, the vaccination drive appears to be struggling. This week, half a dozen states reported a shortage of doses .
The government claims the "allegations" of vaccine scarcity are "utterly baseless" and it has more than 40 million doses in stock.