Coronavirus UK LIVE: Death toll rises to 36,914 as Boris Johnson confirms all non-essential shops can reopen by June 15

BORIS Johnson has confirmed the UK will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres on June 15.

Outdoor markets and car showrooms can reopened as soon as they are able to meet the coronavirus secure guidelines from June 1.

This comes after the UK death toll rose to 36,914 with 121 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Tonight, Dominic Cummings also said he “doesn’t regret what he did” as he defended his 260-mile trip to Durham during lockdown in a live statement.

Boris Johnson’s top aide said he believed he was acting “reasonably” and within the law.

He said he had not considered resigning over the issue but admitted he should have made a statement earlier.

He said: “I don’t think I am so different and that is one rule for me and one rule for other people.”

“I do not regret what I did” he added but conceded “reasonable people may well disagree”.

He also revealed his four-year-old son had been taken to hospital while he was self-isolating at his parents’ farm in Durham.

Mr Cummings’ explained he was not surprised lots of people were angry.

He said “it was a complicated, tricky situation”.

He explained he decided to take his family to Durham when his wife became ill because there were no child care options in London.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his top aide and refused to ask him to resign.

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