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The 17 major developments that happened on Thursday

Here’s what you need to know on 16 July. This article was updated at 5.30pm.

Deaths: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 45,119 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday – up by 66 from 45,053 the previous day. Read more here.

Wales: Shielding will be paused in Wales from 16 August, if the nation continues to see a decline in coronavirus. It means the weekly food box programme will end, but prescription services will continue. Read more here.

Crime: More than 100 people were wrongly prosecuted under coronavirus laws, a review has found. All 89 charges brought under the Coronavirus Act 2020 have been overturned, and another 26 charges under the separate Health Protection Regulations were found to be unlawful. Read more here.

Testing: Boris Johnson has missed the

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