image captionSeveral front pages continue to deal with the fallout from the claims made by the PM’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings. The i says Boris Johnson is facing tax issues over the renovation of his Downing Street flat. It reports that HMRC wants to know where the money for the refurbishment came from. Trade Secretary Liz Truss insisted on Sunday that Mr Johnson paid for the work, the paper adds.
image captionThe Times says the country’s most senior civil servant is still investigating Dominic Cummings as part of the inquiry into who leaked details of the government’s lockdown plans. Cabinet secretary Simon Case is due to give evidence to MPs on Monday, when he is also expected to be questioned about the PM’s Downing Street flat refurbishment, the paper reports. Mr Cummings said in his blog post on Friday that Mr Case had cleared him of any involvement in the leak, it adds.
image captionThe Daily Express says senior Tories have warned that the prime minister should not be distracted by the attack from his ex-adviser Mr Cummings. “For Britain’s sake… Get on with the job!” Is the paper’s headline. The Express also features a photo of fans at Wembley stadium, who were among 8,000 able to see Manchester City beat Spurs in the Carabao Cup on Sunday. The event was part of a series of pilots that are testing the return of big crowds.
image caption“Outrage as No 10 rules out urgent inquiry into pandemic mistakes,” is the Guardian’s headline. The paper reports that bereaved families have been told the government is too busy to begin an investigation. It quotes a letter from the government sent to lawyers representing thousands of families that said “an inquiry now is not appropriate”.
image captionThe Daily Mail reports claims that Boris Johnson said he would rather see “bodies pile high in their thousands’ than have another lockdown. Downing Street has strongly denied the comments were made, saying the story – attributed to sources – was “just another lie”, the paper reports.
image captionThe Financial Times features a striking picture on its front page of workers in India lining up oxygen tanks after refilling them. The paper reports that shortages of the gas as well as beds have left hospitals there “begging for help”. “India at Covid breaking point” is its headline. The UK, US and EU have all offered to provide emergency supplies, including oxygen and ventilators, it adds.
image captionThe Covid crisis in India is the focus of the Metro’s front page. It says the situation is so bad there that some crematoriums have run out of wood, forcing grieving families to burn loved ones’ bodies on mass outdoor pyres instead. The country’s official death toll has hit 192,000, with nearly 17 million infections, but the true figure may be far higher, the paper adds.
image caption“Stop the hate now” is the Daily Mirror’s headline. It says sports stars, including ex-football player Thierry Henry, have backed the paper’s call for social media firms to crack down on hate.
image captionThe Sun says Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has revealed he was diagnosed for a second time with cancer during lockdown. The 73-year-old has since been given the all-clear, the paper reports.
image captionThe Daily Star reports that the UK has secured 100m doses of a French Covid-19 vaccine. The manufacturer Valneva has said the UK is at the front of the queue of its supplies despite the EU’s vaccine rollout falling behind, the paper says.