Boris Johnson’s return to work and Britain’s plans for easing lockdown restrictions are among the main topics in Monday’s papers.
The Prime Minister will return to work today to face pressure over the Government’s handling of the pandemic, according to The Guardian.
Guardian front page, Monday 27 April 2020: PM returns to face critics and talk of a ‘new normal’ pic.twitter.com/FB1GHED22C
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) April 26, 2020
This comes as The Independent says one in three doctors in the UK has been left without protective gear.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) April 26, 2020
The Times says ministers have stepped up planning behind the scenes in order to “get Britain back in business”, while The Daily Telegraph says Mr Johnson will begin easing lockdown measures this week.
The Times 27/4/20A runner on The Mall, where the London Marathon should have finished yesterday. Many thwarted participants found other ways to raise money for charity. Photo : John Sibley/Reuters #tomorrowspaperstoday#thetimes #buyapaper @thetimespic.twitter.com/P1nLDF32E8
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) April 26, 2020
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 26, 2020
The Daily Mail hails the return of Mr Johnson with the headline “Boris bounces back to get UK moving”.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) April 26, 2020
Metro also cheers the PM’s reappearance, while the Daily Express leads with Mr Johnson saying he will “get Britain moving but won’t risk lives”.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) April 26, 2020
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) April 26, 2020
The Sun and the Daily Mirror lead with tributes to various heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Sun (@TheSun) April 26, 2020
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 26, 2020
Britain has been urged to prepare for the “new normal”, according to the i.
— Tim Alden (@timaldi) April 26, 2020
The Financial Times says the Bank of England has warned loan reserves risk “choking business funding”.
Front page of the UK edition of the Financial Times, for Monday 27 April 2020 pic.twitter.com/NAht4karAt
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) April 26, 2020
And the Daily Star calls for pub gardens to be reopened.