The death toll of the UK's coronavirus exceeded 50,000 because Boris Johnson was accused of presiding over a government that lacked the "trust and confidence" of the British people.

During a fractious question by the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson spoke to Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer about his approach to unlocking and reopening the schools of England.

The Prime Minister defends NHS England's testing and tracking system – one of the most important measures that were introduced to bring it back to some approaching normality – but promised to increase the speed at which people get the results of coronavirus tests.

The clashes of the Commons reached when the grim milestone of 50,000 deaths linked to Covid-19 was passed, according to analysis of official figures by the PA agency.

The prime minister defends his handling of the crisis, telling MPs: "I take full responsibility for everything this government has done in tackling coronavirus and I am very proud of our record."

Sir Keir said there was a & # 39; loss of trust & # 39; was in the & # 39; administration of Mr Johnson and claimed that the Prime Minister had refused an offer to cooperate in building a consensus on the re-opening of & # 39; e schools of England.

The Prime Minister said that Sir Keir "offered no dissent" during a private phone call on the & # 39; s approach to government and stated the purpose of his "endless attacks" on & # 39; an official response to the crisis.

In response to claims that the testing and tracking system was weeks away from being fully operational, Mr Johnson said it worked – but stopped short of providing figures to his advantage.

He said "thousands of" contacts of people who did not test positive for coronavirus were detected.

In response to pressure from former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, Mr Johnson set a target of test results that & # 39; t in & # 39; 24 hours to & # 39; the end of the month.

Some 90% of tests will be returned within 48 hours and Mr Johnson said he would receive "all tests by the end of June in 24 hours by the end of June", except cases where there were no postal or other problems.

The speed of getting results is critical to the operation of a test and tracking system that is familiar with identifying people who are in contact with a positive cause and self-isolating bring.

In other developments:

– Home Secretary Priti Patel on Monday released details of the plan for people arriving in the UK to undergo a 14-quarantine period.

– All schools in Wales will reopen on June 29.

– Research has shown a rare syndrome in children linked to Covid-19 affects young people with African heritage more than those who are white.

The latest statistics published by the National Records of Scotland estimated the Covid-linked deaths of the UK over 50,000.

They show that 3,111 deaths involving Covid-19 until May 31 were registered in Scotland.

Figures published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics showed that 44,401 deaths involving Covid-19 through May 22 to 22 in England and Wales (and up to May 30 were recorded).

And the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, published last week, showed that 716 deaths involving Covid-19 to 22 May occurred in Northern Ireland (and were up to 27 May) .

Together, these figures mean that so far 49,028 deaths have been registered in the & # 39; UK where & # 39; Covid-19 was listed on & # 39; e death certificate, including suspected cases.

Between May 23 and June 1, a further 931 hospital patients who tested positive for Covid-19 died in England, according to NHS England; while a further 78 people died in hospitals and nursing homes that did not test positive for Covid-19 in Wales, according to Public Health Wales.

And in Northern Ireland, a further 22 people died who did not test positive for Covid-19 between May 23 and June 2, according to the Northern Ireland Department of Health.

This adds to a further 1,031 deaths that have occurred since May 23, and along with the total number of 49,028 registered deaths, means that the total death toll for the UK is now just over 50,000.


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