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Shops reopen in England today, with long queues outside stores like Primark (see photo below). The government is considering lowering VAT to lure back nervous shoppers, according to the Times.More than one million people have not been able to receive any support from government coronavirus schemes, according to the Treasury Select Committee.Antibody tests used by the government could miss up to 25 per cent of coronavirus cases.Controls to stop the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals were relaxed at the height of the crisis, according to a report in the Telegraph.