Image caption A study being considered by the government suggests coronavirus does not spread widely in schools, the Daily Telegraph reports. The paper says the report found 18 infected students and teachers across 15 schools only passed the virus on to two others. Image caption Classroom safety leads the Daily Mirror, which reports that Cabinet…
Many of Monday’s papers report on the government’s efforts to find a Covid-19 vaccine.
The paper’s editorial centres on that point, saying that: “If this issue is not settled soon it will be the pupils who suffer most, and the least well-off pupils at that.”
The Daily Mirror’s leader urges the government to publish the scientific evidence supporting the plan. “Unless foolproof ways of preventing the spread of coronavirus are devised,” it says, “teachers are entitled to inform the education secretary to think again.”
The paper says the UK’s competition watchdog received 21,000 complaints related to coronavirus between 10 March and 19 April. Many were about huge price increases, including average hikes of more the 350% for hand sanitiser.
The authority is urging the government to put forward “emergency time-limited legislation” to pursue unscrupulous retailers.
Artist David Hockney has sparked a row about alleged censorship, after telling the Daily Mail’s editor Geordie Greig the Guardian refused to publish a letter he penned about how smoking may prevent people developing Covid-19.
In the letter, the 82-year-old claimed smokers rarely catch the disease, pointing to Greece having the lowest death rates in Europe, despite having a large proportion of smokers.
Mr Hockney said the refusal to publish was “cowardly” and an attempt to stifle a genuine debate on the issue – a Guardian spokesman said they had not received the letter.
Ikea is widely celebrated for inventing flat-pack furniture – but it seems Henry VIII could have beaten the Swedish company’s claim to that crown by more than 400 years.
Alden Gregory tells the paper the wooden structures became more pretentious, large and extravagant as the king’s own figure grew, with the final incarnation measuring 75 sq ft (7 sq m) and incorporating five rooms and elaborate 66ft (20m) high wall hangings.