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

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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.The Metro Centre, Gateshead.
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.

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