A total of 269 other people died within 24 hours in the UK and had 31,855 deaths across the country. This emerges from the UK Department of Health’s recent record a few hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the nation.
A total of 219,183 people across the country have been confirmed positive since the pandemic began, after 3,923 new cases were confirmed.
The number of tests performed in the past few hours was 92,837, close to the government’s daily target of 100,000.
British newspapers are waiting to find out the exact content of Johnson’s speech and have started to filter out one of the main ideas of his message: “Be vigilant. Watch the virus. Save lives” instead of the traditional “stay at home”. an indication of a possible reduction in containment measures.