Diary - Pm goes down with coronavirus

Another sunny, but cold spring day. The big news of the day was that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating in Downing Street.

Useful contacts - applying for PPE and helping the isolated

TWO useful contact details:

One for those fighting the coronavirus on the frontline; the other a contact number for the vulnerable stuck in their homes.

1. PPE

This is mainly for the NHS and the care sector, but if PPE is required or in short supply, you should call:

Diary - lifeline for the self-employed

The much-needed and expected statement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak was made this afternoon. He said that self-employed workers can apply for a grant worth 80 per cent of their average monthly profits to help them cope with the financial impact of coronavirus.

Diary - call goes out for 250,000 volunteers

Another day in the coronavirus saga. With resources at full stretch, the Government launched an urgent appeal for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS. Staggeringly, by the end of today, that number had been surpassed.