Sir Paul Nurse, director of the Francis Crick Institute, called on the Prime Minister to let the “small ship” laboratories start testing for Covid-19 – before the time runs out. The government blamed the lack of testing on a shortage of testing equipment used to make up the kits.
Among the UK coronavirus deaths announced today is a 36-year-old nurse who had no underlying health problems.
Areema Nasreen, a mother of three, unfortunately died after fighting for her life where she worked at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands.
NHS worker confirmed seventh by coronavirus after tragic death of 38-year-old Aimee O’Rourke at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, where she worked .
Boris Johnson today urged the British not to go out and enjoy the sun this weekend as he revealed that he remains isolated because he is still sick with coronavirus.
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The Queen also recorded a special program on the coronaviruses destined for the nation, which will be broadcast on Sunday evening.
It comes after 569 people were revealed to have died of the deadly virus yesterday – including 44 without underlying health conditions.
But the true death toll is actually higher after it was revealed on Tuesday that the coronavirus had killed 40 other people outside the hospital until March 20.
Yesterday, the coronavirus pandemic took a decisive step, the number of people infected in the world exceeding one million.