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Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris Johnson plans lockdown as much as June as deaths attain 26,488 and Captain Tom Moore turns 100

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris Johnson plans lockdown up to June as deaths reach 26,488 and Captain Tom Moore turns 100


PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson will chair his first press briefing in a month right now as he prepares to structure plans to tweak the lockdown measures.

Mr Johnson – who was at Carrie Symonds’ aspect as she gave delivery to their son on Wednesday – is delaying paternity depart to assist in the battle towards coronavirus.

And the PM is anticipated to tweak the lockdown restrictions – so long as they don’t jeopardise the progress already made – however is ready to inform Brits that the measures will stay in place till June.

On Wednesday, Dominic Raab warned the danger of a second lockdown is “very actual”, whereas hospices could run out of non-public protecting gear “in days”.

The International Secretary additionally revealed considerations over stress-free restrictions amid fears of a second wave in Germany and cities being pressured to close down once more.

The UK dying toll rose to at the least 26,488 on Thursday, with an extra 391 fatalities.

Worrying new graphs present that the UK is growing a better dying charge than different nations in Europe – although digging into the information exhibits it won’t be that easy.

In some optimistic information, Captain Tom Moore turns 100 right now, having raised over £30million for the NHS.

The centurion was additionally given a promotion to Colonel and honoured with a spitfire flypast.

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