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UK News Five Things You Need To Know About Coronavirus Today

12:27  05 april  2020
12:27  05 april  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned that sunbathing is against the coronavirus lockdown rules, as the UK prepares for another day of warm weather.

According to official figures published on Saturday afternoon, in the UK:

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The number of people to test positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Wednesday is 2,626, up 676 from 1,950 at the same time on Tuesday, according to the Gov.uk website. The figure includes a baby who tested positive for Covid-19 at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston in Norfolk.

  • 4,313 people in hospital had died after contracting coronavirus as of 5pm on Friday, an increase of 708 in 24 hours.
  • A total of 9,406 new people were reported as being tested in the 24 hours to 9am April.

Global cases of the virus have now surpassed 1.2m, and almost 65,000 people have died worldwide according to a running total maintained by the John Hopkins University.

Here’s the latest on Covid-19, both in the UK and abroad:

Sunbathing against the rules, health secretary warns

Sunbathing is “against the rules” of the UK-wide lockdown, health secretary Matt Hancock has warned as the country prepares for another day of warm weather.

As the sunshine set on on Saturday thousands of people headed out to parks and beauty spots, with Sussex Police warned that social distancing had become “impossible” after scores flocked to the beach, and Brockwell Park closed after 3,000 people passed through its gates.

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Speaking to Sky News the cabinet minister called their behaviour “unbelievable” and underlined that Brits can only go outside for food, medical supplies, exercise or work while the lockdown is in place.

He added: “There are a small minority of people who are still not doing that – it’s quite unbelievable frankly to see that there are some people who are not following the advice.”

Asked whether sunbathing in public spaces was against the law, he said: “Sunbathing is against the rules that have been set out for important public health reasons.”

He warned those who are flouting the guidance: “You are putting others’ lives at risk and you are putting yourself in harm’s way.”

Watford hospital reopens after running out of oxygen during critical incident

a couple of people on a beach with a palm tree: Matt Hancock has warned the public that sunbathing is against the rules as another day of sunny weather sets in across the UK. © John Keeble via Getty Images Matt Hancock has warned the public that sunbathing is against the rules as another day of sunny weather sets in across the UK.

Watford General Hospital has reopened after closing its doors on Saturday as a result of running out of oxygen supplies.

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A critical incident was declared, patients were transferred to other facilities, and people were urged to stay away and to travel to other hospitals in the case of an emergency.

The restrictions were lifted at around 10.30pm on Saturday evening, said West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Deputy chief executive Helen Brown said: “We know that our NHS colleagues and the police are exceptionally busy at the moment, but this didn’t stop them stepping in to help.”

As of 5pm Thursday, 29 people had died at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust hospitals after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The trust is responsible for Watford General as well as Hemel Hampstead and St Albans City hospitals.

Queen to urge nation to prove current generation is ‘as strong as any’

In a rare televised broadcast the Queen is to urge Britain to prove that the current generation is “as strong as any”, amid fears the warm weather will lead to people ignoring current social distancing rules.

She is set to personally thank front-line NHS staff, care workers and others carrying out essential roles for their efforts, in what is expected to be a deeply personal message reflecting her experience in other difficult times.

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It comes as the UK death toll from the virus rose by 708 – bringing the number of coronavirus-related hospital deaths to 4,313 as of 5pm on Friday, up from 3,605 the day before. A five-year-old child was among the victims.

The monarch will acknowledge the “grief” some have experienced, the “financial difficulties” many face, and the “enormous changes” the country is enduring, after almost two weeks of lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

The Queen has made only three prior televised addresses – broadcast after the Queen Mother’s death in 2002, ahead of Diana, Princess of Wales’s funeral in 1997, and about the first Gulf War in 1991.

Donald Trump warns Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’

The US is heading into what could be its “toughest” week as coronavirus cases swell nationwide, Donald Trump has said.

In a sombre start to his daily briefing on the pandemic, the president said: “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately. There will be death.”

But he also expressed confidence the strict lockdown and other measures imposed in a number of states will be eased “sooner rather than later”.

He revisited a familiar message, saying he wants to get the economy up and running as soon as possible.

At one point during the unfolding outbreak, Trump had said he had hoped to reopen businesses by Easter, April 12.

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He later acknowledged that was not possible, ceding the month of April after seeing rising death toll projections even if restrictive measures remained in place.

But he insisted on Saturday: “We have to vanquish the virus as quickly as we can… We have to get back to work.”

And just days after extending tough national guidelines until the end of April, he revealed he has been speaking to the leaders of professional sports leagues about filling arenas again as soon as possible.

“This country was not designed to be closed,” he said. “The cure cannot be worse than the problem.

“I want fans back in the arenas. Whenever we’re ready, as soon as we can.”

The number of people infected in the US has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,100 – with more than 3,500 of those deaths in New York.

UK travellers trapped in India to fly home next week

a sign on the side of a road: The hospital was temporarily closed on Saturday. © Richard Heathcote via Getty Images The hospital was temporarily closed on Saturday.

Flights to bring back stranded Britons from the Indian cities of Delhi, Goa and Mumbai will begin next week, the government has said.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is continuing with a £75 million operation to bring people back to the UK in the face of travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus.

The FCO said 10 airlines had joined its scheme and that it would also charter flights to airlift Britons from Bolivia, Ecuador and Philippines.

It comes as the department extends its advice against travelling overseas for an indefinite period due to the pandemic.

The operation was launched last Monday by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, and his office said more than 1,450 British travellers had returned home on charter flights since then, including from Peru, Tunisia and Algeria.

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Meanwhile, the FCO is warning Britons in Sweden that commercial flights to the UK will cease on April 9 and to not run the risk of being stranded.

Elizabeth II wearing a hat: The Queen will address the nation at 8pm on Sunday. © Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty Images The Queen will address the nation at 8pm on Sunday. a man holding a yellow bus on the street: Flights are being organised from Delhi, Mumbai, and Goa © Hindustan Times via Getty Images Flights are being organised from Delhi, Mumbai, and Goa Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in a room: Despite the grave situation facing the US, Trump said he wanted sports fans © Sarah Silbiger via Getty Images Despite the grave situation facing the US, Trump said he wanted sports fans

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