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A further 887 coronavirus patients have died in the UK

by LLB Reporter
9th Apr 20 2:34 pm

NHS England confirmed on Thursday, a further 765 coronavirus patients have died, with the total across the UK now standing at 887, the overall total now stands at 7,984.

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced on Thursday, that there was a further 81 deaths with the total now being 447.

She said there are 1,781 patients are in hospital either with or suspected coronavirus, across Scotland.

Wales reported a further 41 deaths with the total now being 286.

Both Wales and Scotland have said they are going to extend the lockdown period “for some weeks to come.”

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Wednesday, “We will not throw away the gains we have made and the lives we can save by abandoning our efforts just as they begin to bear fruit.”

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in Scotland to keep following the lockdown rules ahead of Easter weekend.

She said, “I know how hard it is for people to do that, it will seem even harder over this Easter holiday weekend, especially for families with children and indeed for the children themselves and for older people who would normally be spending time with their grandchildren.

“Please stay in touch with family, friends and loved ones in whatever alternative way best works for you.

“Reach out to and look out for people even as you stay physically apart from them, but please do follow the rules and stay at home over Easter.”

She added, that the lockdown in Scotland will continue “for some weeks to come.”

A police chief said on Thursday that they are “a few days away” from implementing strict measures such as “road blocks” and searching shopping trolleys.

People are continuing to flout the coronavirus regulations and once the “three week grace period” is up in the UK, police will be issuing fines and arresting those who break the rules.

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