Live updates: Metro Centre owner Intu has collapsed into administration after revenue drops due to coronavirus lockdown

It’s Friday, June 26, and here are all the updates we brought you during today on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The company Intu Properties, which runs 17 shopping centres across the UK including the Metro Centre and Eldon Square, has confirmed that it will enter administration.

The company has confirmed that shopping centres will continue to trade throughout the administration process.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the Government will take action if social distancing measures are ignored as thousands flocked to the coast on Thursday, the hottest day of the year.

The Metro Centre, Gateshead.

In total, 1,417 people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died across the North East’s hospital trusts according to data released by NHS England on Thursday, June 25 - a rise of two since yesterday.

According to the latest figures released by Public Health England on Thursday, June 25, there are 10,539 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North East - a rise of five.

Scroll down and refresh the page for the latest updates as they happened throughout the day.

Live North East updates on coronavirus on Friday, June 26

Key Events

  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the Government will take action if social distancing measures are ignored as thousands flocked to the south coast on the hottest day of the year.
  • Metro Centre owner Intu Properties has said talks with lenders have failed to reach agreement and warned that it is on the verge of calling in administrators.
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7.17pm: Boris Johnson’s “thoughts remain” with those injured during the incident in Glasgow

Downing Street said Boris Johnson’s “thoughts remain” with those injured during the incident in Glasgow on Friday.

A Number 10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister has this afternoon spoken with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about the incident in Glasgow.

“He has also held a meeting with the Home Secretary and senior police officers, in which he was updated.

“The Prime Minister thanked the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Iain Livingstone, for the exceptional bravery of his officers at the scene.

“The PM’s thoughts remain with the injured and their loved ones.”

8.00pm: Tyne and Wear Metro report delays of up to half-an-hour

Tyne and Wear Metro are reporting delays of up to half-an-hour between South Hylton and Airport.

It is due to a police incident and it is understood that British Transport Police are in attendance.

8.38pm: Fundraiser for fire-hit Sunderland care home smashes target in just hours

An online fundraiser for a Sunderland care home which was hit by a serious fire has met its target within hours.

Eight people were rescued by firefighters and six taken to hospital for treatment after a fire broke out in the roof of the Croft Care Home on Ettrick Grove in High Barnes.

Eight people were rescued by firefighters and six taken to hospital for treatment after a fire broke out in the roof of the Croft Care Home on Ettrick Grove in High Barnes.

That is all from us today. We’ll be back tomorrow to bring you all the latest on the coronavirus outbreak.

Goodnight.

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