With warm weather and the weekend approaching, the Prime Minister, Health Secretary and Britain’s Chief Nurse called for the public to remain indoors. The death of two NHS nurses underlines the urgency of this request. In the UK, the number of dead has risen by 684 in the last 24 hours alone.
£90 million of business interruption loans approved for nearly 1,000 firms and £1.9 billion corporate finance provided to firms hit by COVID-19
current loan scheme extended so more small businesses can benefit
It's the 1st of April and April-fool jokes are few and far between as we continue to battle this appalling virus. Social media has enabled many imaginative users to post all kinds of entertainment, especially of the singing kind.
Another sunny day, but that persistent and cold north-easterly continues to blow. By the end of the day, we learnt that a 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus had died. Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton in south London, died in King's College Hospital early on Monday.
The grim news continues. The death toll in Britain rose by a further 209 to 1,228. Around the world, that figure has now risen to more than 30,000. Heart-warmingly, 20,000 former NHS staff are coming back to work to help fight coronavirus.
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