Coronavirus UK LIVE: Lockdown prolonged by three weeks as nation claps for the NHS

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Lockdown extended by three weeks as nation claps for the NHS

LOCKDOWN measures are set to be prolonged on Sunday because the nation reveals their appreciation for the UK well being service on the “Clap for NHS.”

On the coronavirus press briefing, International Secretary Dominic Raab informed reporters that tweaks to the lockdown could be confirmed on the weekend after coronavirus deaths reached 30,615 in the present day after a rise of 539 fatalities.

Mr Johnson will deal with the nation with a roadmap on easy methods to ease the present lockdown measures, a few of which can come into impact on Monday – having additionally revealed the federal government was aiming to finish 200,000 checks a day by the tip of Might.

Nationwide statistician Sir Ian Diamond agreed that round 20,000 folks a day are nonetheless being contaminated with coronavirus as Boris extends lockdown for one more three weeks.

John Edmunds, professor of infectious illness modelling on the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medication, stated he believed round 20,000 new circumstances a day had been nonetheless occurring, which might make contact tracing presently “unattainable”.

On the Downing Road press convention, Sir Ian stated he was “very joyful” with that estimate.

In the meantime, in Europe, the dying toll has handed 150,000 in response to new figures – making the continent the worst-hit area globally.

The Financial institution of England additionally warned the disaster might trigger the deepest recession on file, with a contraction of 14% anticipated this yr.

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