Coronavirus in UK live blog: latest as experts warn of 'several more weeks' of lockdown

Coronavirus in UK live blog: latest as UK record record death toll of 980 and Matt Hancock holds daily press briefing

Friday, 10th April 2020, 5:30 pm

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Coronavirus live blog; 10 April

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