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Monday, April 6, latest;

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was today joined by Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, and updated the country on the steps that the government is taking to defeat the coronavirus.

‘Our step-by-step action plan is aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, so fewer people need hospital treatment at any one time, and that will protect the NHS’s ability to cope. At each point, we have been following scientific and medical advice and we’ve been very deliberate in our actions, taking the right measures at the right moment.’

‘We are taking unprecedented action to increase NHS capacity, by dramatically expanding the numbers of beds, key staff and equipment on the front-line, to give people the care they need, when they need it most. That is also why we are instructing people to stay at home, so we can protect our NHS and save lives.’

Raab also confirmed that the Government are working with other governments and the airlines to bring home as many stranded British nationals as we possible, prioritising the most vulnerable citizens.