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Coronavirus cases worldwide are climbing towards 1.3 million as deaths approach 70,000.

There are 1,275,542 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 69,498 people have lost their lives so far in the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Here are a few of the UK front pages for Monday, 6 April 2020 following the news last night that the Prime Minister has been hospitalised and the Queen’s speech, only the fifth special televised broadcast, other than Christmas messages, of her long reign.

THE TIMES: PM taken to hospital over virus symptoms #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/ZE8MmUV10x

GUARDIAN UPDATED: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/CHBQoENM7a

TELEGRAPH: Johnson taken to hospital for coronavirus treatment #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/gwrq3b8QlE

MAIL LATE EDITION: Boris taken to hospital #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/5U13InnsaJ

News of Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation came just as the Daily Mirror’s first edition splash on the Queen’s address had been sent to press – here’s how the page one was ‘changed up’ #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/Pf9mlRYhP5

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