.London, UK
The British Union flag waves atop parliament's Victoria Tower in London. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The UK will offer antibody tests for the general public from Tuesday
  • Tens of thousands of adults will be tested on a daily basis
  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the test will be quick and easy

.London, UK
United Kingdom's Health Secretary Matt Hancock has served at the NHS since 2018.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@MattHancock)

  • Hancock resigned with a letter addressed to UK PM Boris Johnson
  • Hancock said in a video, "Those of us who make these rules have got to stick by them, and that's why I've got to resign"
  • He has been under pressure to resign after he was spotted kissing close aide Gina Coladangelo

.London, UK
The cases of Delta variant of COVID in the United Kingdom have increased by 46%, as it has risen by 35,204 since last week. (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • The Delta variant cases have risen by 35,204 since last week to a total of 111,157
  • The Delta variant now accounts for nearly 95% of cases being sequenced in the UK
  • The UK is investigating another COVID variant, Lambda, which was first detected in Peru last year