Thousands of students remain in lockdown heading into the weekend, as coronavirus cases surge at UK universities and calls for refunds on tuition fees grow louder.
Pressure on the government further intensified after Boris Johnson’s admission that he “misspoke” during a government briefing, wrongly explaining that people in the North East could mix with other households.
And the EU added to Johnson’s list of headaches, announcing that they will launch legal action against the government over plans to break international law through the passing of the Internal Market Bill.
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In the US, Donald Trump and Joe Biden went to head-to-head in the first US election debate of the year. Considered by many to be the worst presidential debate America has ever seen, CNN’s Jake Tapper summed up the showdown as a “hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck”.
Fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a long-disputed territory, with both countries defying calls from the international community and religious leaders for a truce.
And the world reached the grim milestone of one million Covid deaths on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned that the death count will increase further as worldwide infection rates continue to rise.