Coronavirus in UK live blog as it happened: Queen to address the nation | Nurses among latest victims

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Friday, 3rd April 2020, 8:20 am
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 6:02 pm

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A worker in PPE including gloves, a face mask, eye protection and an apron, swabs an NHS worker at a drive-in facility to set up to test for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in the car park of Chessington World of Adventures (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Coronavirus live blog, April 3

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

£5m donated to Mind

On mental health struggles that those staying at home could face Matt Hancock says that the government have donated £5m to mental health charity Mind. 

Government don't recommend use of face masks

Jonathan Van Tam has said that the government doesn't recommend the use of face masks. 

Matt Hancock has been asked to clarify lockdown measures. 

He says that people must not go outside for picnics during the warm weather, he says that the public can only go outside for exercise once a day and for essential shopping. 

The end of today's briefing

The daily press briefing has reached its conclusions, as has our blog. 

Please tune in from 8am on Monday for more live updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

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