Image caption The UK must brace itself for more coronavirus cases after the first diagnosis in London, the Guardian warns. The paper points out various “fast-moving developments” over the last 24 hours as the virus continues to spread across the world.
Image caption A bleak photograph of a Wuhan supermarket’s bare shelves fills a page-top slot on the front of the Financial Times, to illustrate its article about accusations the Chinese authorities are under-reporting the number of cases of the disease. On Wednesday, China reported its lowest daily number of new cases – 2,015 – for two weeks.
Image caption The Metro’s coverage of coronavirus focuses instead on the 83 British people who will be free to leave quarantine today after two weeks in isolation. The group were quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside and have since all tested negative for the virus. “All clear,” reads the headline.
Image caption The rest of the newspapers feature a mixture of stories on their front pages. The Daily Mirror reports doctors are being “bullied to the brink” as they struggle to cope with hospitals hit by government cuts. The tabloid says it found doctors have been ridiculed for crying over patient deaths, for example – and are quitting “in droves” because of mistreatment.
Image caption The prime minister is set to water down plans to curb social media firms amid concerns about a potential backlash, the Times reports. It says Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, wants Britain to be a world leader in technology – and there is therefore “nervousness” about the reaction of technology companies to any imposed restrictions.
Image caption The final decision on those sanctions has been pushed back until the spring, the i says. Its lead story points out the government may appoint Ofcom as a new internet watchdog. Some Tory MPs criticise the government’s “failure” to tackle harmful online content with the “urgency required”, it reports.
Image caption From Westminster to the weather, the Daily Star focuses on Storm Dennis – which it says will bring 72 hours of torrential rain and “carnage” as the country still reels from flooding and damage caused by last weekend’s Storm Ciara. The paper’s warning is stark: “Storm hell on way” is the headline.
Image caption Millions of people will get easier access to medicines from NHS staff after plans to slash red tape were announced, the front page story of the Daily Express says. It claims the move is part of a plan to ease pressure on hospitals and GP surgeries.
Image caption Meanwhile the prime minister’s imminent cabinet reshuffle makes the lead in the Daily Telegraph. It claims the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is in the “line of fire” after he clashed with Downing Street over defence spending and Huawei. The paper says his deputy, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is likely to be promoted. The paper’s front page is dominated by a huge photograph of a smiling Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up warm during a visit to Aberdeen, with the caption “Grin up north”.
Image caption Another royal story making front page news is described by the Daily Mail as a “deeply personal” one as the Duchess of Cornwall speaks of her “crusade for abused women” in an “emotional” interview. Camilla tells the tabloid she has friends who have suffered from domestic violence.

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