Watch again: Matt Hancock holds daily Covid-19 update

today’s UK government coronavirus press conference at Downing Street.

is joined by Ruth May and Jonathan Van-Tam.

Mr began the daily government briefing by asking, once for people to stay at home this Easter.

“However warm the weather, however tempting your local beach or park, we need everyone to stay at home.

Because in hospitals across the country, NHS staff are battling day and night to keep desperately sick people breathing and they need you to stay at home.”

shared the updated UK coronavirus figues:

“Yesterday, I’m glad to report, 19,116 tests were carried out across Great Britain.

“5,706 tested positive. The number currently in hospital with coronavirus symptoms is 19,304.

“Of those who have contracted coronavirus 8,958 have sadly died, an increase of 980 since yesterday.

“We never forget that behind this number is a name, a loss and a family that will never be the same .”
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