Sunday, April 5, latest;
The Queen addressed the Nation at 8pm as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital, 10 days after he tested positive for coronavirus.
The Queen reiterated that the UK “will succeed” in its fight against the pandemic, in a rallying message to the nation, thnaking NHS staff and key workers for their efforts against the coronavirus as well as those stayong at home and thereby protecting the vulnerable.
In the UK’s daily coronavirus briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he “cannot rule out further steps” being introduced in terms of social distancing – but that none are imminent.
Hancock said the NHS has more than 9,000 ventilators – with that figure being “ramped up” over the next week to reach a target of 18,000. He added it’s not thought that many would be needed, but it is important to keep the supply above the need. He alos went on to say that he “cannot rule out further steps” being introduced in terms of social distancing – but none are imminent due to the vast majority of people following the rules by staying indoors.
“What we are doing is being absolutely clear that the current rules must be followed,” he added.