LIVE coronavirus updates: government insists it is “too early” to discuss the release of the lockout, as cases in the Northeast reach more than 2,000

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The number of confirmed cases in the northeast is now at 2,051, with deaths also increasing in the past 24 hours.

The number of patients who unfortunately died from coronavirus in the region now stands at 250.

The death toll in the UK is now 5,373. The Department of Health said a total of 208,837 people were tested at 9:00 am on Monday April 6, of which 51,608 were positive.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab held today’s daily briefing. Photo: PA Copyright: PA (Press association)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that he was in “good spirits” despite his admission to hospital on Sunday April 5 due to persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

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Last update: Monday 06 April 2020, 5:35 pm

  • Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as symptoms persist
  • The Northeast has seen an increase of 68 deaths linked to Covid-19, the total now stands at 250 for the region
  • There are now 2,051 positive cases in the Northeast
  • At 9 a.m. on Monday April 6, 51,608 people tested positive for covid-19 in the UK

5:35 pm: Minister of Foreign Affairs said government’s first priority is “to stop the spread and make sure we can get past the peak”

At the daily briefing, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said the government’s top priority was to “stop the spread and make sure we can get past the peak” of the coronavirus.

5:26 p.m .: Government says it is still too early to see if the British lock works

Professor Dame Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, said it was still too early to say whether the UK lock-up was helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Dame Angela McLean said, “It is really too early to see the effects of the great changes we have all made in our lives from March 23, because it is only two weeks ago and it takes several weeks after you have been infected for you realize that you are sick enough to really need to be hospitalized. ”

5:15 pm: Dominic Raab says Prime Minister was admitted to hospital “only as a precaution”

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been hospitalized “only as a precaution” and that he was “in a good mood”.

Raab, who should replace the Prime Minister if he feels unwell at work, said Boris Johnson was constantly informed of the situation.

5:10 p.m. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab confirms death toll across the UK has reached more than 5,000

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab revealed during the daily briefing that 5,373 people in the UK died after being tested positive for Covid-19.

The new total represents an increase of 439 since Sunday April 5.

5:00 p.m .: Minister of Foreign Affairs to hold daily press conference shortly

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is expected to hold the daily coronavirus press conference very soon.

Mr. Raab will be the replacement for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in case of discomfort to lead the country.

4:57 p.m .: Four new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hartlepool

Public Health England has confirmed that there are four new cases of Covid-19 in Hartlepool.

The city remains the least affected area in the Northeast, with 33 confirmed cases.

4:55 p.m .: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Northeast exceeded 2,000

Public Health England has confirmed that the number of positive coronavirus cases in the North East is now 2,051. Here is a breakdown by area:

100 – Redcar and Cleveland

4:50 p.m .: Department of Health announces more than 50,000 Covid-19 positive cases in the UK

The Department of Health confirmed that at 9 a.m. on Monday April 6, there were 3,802 new Covid-19 cases across the UK.

The new total of confirmed cases now stands at 51,608.

4.46 p.m .: Fourteen new cases of coronavirus confirmed in South Tyneside

Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust confirmed Sunday 14 April 14 new cases at South Tyneside.

There are now 98 positive cases of Covid-19 in southern Tyneside, while the total for the northeast exceeds 2,000.

4:45 p.m .: Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust confirm 42 new cases of coronavirus in Sunderland

Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed that there are 42 new positive cases of Covid-19 in Sunderland.

Latest figures from Public Health England show that the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Sunderland is now 278.

4:40 p.m .: Playgrounds and beaches are deserted in Sunderland on the first day of the Easter holidays

4.30 p.m .: North-eastern artist cartoon intended to allay children’s fears is picked up by hospitals around the world

A cartoon by an illustrator from Northumberland is used in hospitals around the world to calm children during the coronavirus pandemic.

An NHS worker asked Katie Chappell of Berwick if she planned to create a cartoon showing the personal protective equipment (PPE) that many hospital staff now have to wear. Read more here.

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4:15 p.m .: Northumbria police warn motorists of British lockout

Northumbria police have warned motorists about speeding during the UK lockout.

The force said, “With a two-thirds reduction in traffic on our route, there has been a slight increase in speed across the region. In general, the driving behavior has been good, but we have to make sure that people avoid the temptation to exceed the speed limit. ”

4:15 p.m .: Public Health England offers advice to those who may have mental health issues during the lockdown

Public Health England has offered advice on how people can take care of their mental health during the coronavirus epidemic.

Communicating with others, talking about your concerns and setting new goals are just some of the tips that could help those who are suffering.

3:45 p.m .: How to tell your employer that he has not followed the commercial guidelines on coronaviruses or that he does not guarantee social distancing

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