Coronavirus UK news LIVE: Boris Johnson unveils ‘New Deal’ plan as deaths hit 43,575 and EasyJet closes three UK hubs

BORIS Johnson has laid out the government’s plan to ensure the UK recovers from Covid-19 in his Dudley speech today.

The Prime Minister revealed his intent to bring forward £5 billion capital investment projects, supporting jobs and the economic recovery.

Promising the UK will be “stronger and better” after coronavirus, the leader of the Conservative announced a series of projects he hopes to introduce swiftly.

Meanwhile, the city of Leicester WILL stay in lockdown the Health Secretary confirmed.

No 10 had been concerned about a recent spike in cases in the area, with questions raised about a second shutdown.

It means pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in Leicester will remain closed for two more weeks following a series of local outbreaks.

The outbreak has seen dozens of fresh cases admitted to the area’s hospitals.

There have been 658 cases in the area in the two weeks up to June 16.

And more local lockdowns could be introduced in similar situations, the PM says, warning of “draconian” measures in areas where there are spikes in the virus.

It comes as the coronavirus death toll in the UK stands at 43,575 and the global toll reaches half a million.

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