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Saturday, April 4, latest;

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove chaired Saturday’s coronavirus press briefing, urging the nation to continue to stay at home to “think of those on the frontline”, as he updated the nation on the fight against Covid-19.

Gove said that 1,000 ventilators will be being produced in the UK per day by next week and also that 300 ventilators arrived from China today.

Joined by NHS England medical director Professor Stephen Powis, recent umours that 5G masts spread coronavirus were immediately put to bed, with Gove calling the stories “dangerous nonsense” and “the worst kind of fake news”.

Gove said that hospital admissions in London have fallen “slightly” but there have been big increases in Yorkshire and the North East of 35 per cent. Work, however, is continuing on “transforming Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre into a 2,000 bed Nightingale hospital”, after the Midlands saw¬†a 47 per cent increase in hospital admissions.