The death toll in the UK increased once again to 569, setting another record. There have now been 2,921 deaths as a result of Covid-19.
Concerns remain around the government’s lack of testing for NHS staff. However, the government has stood by their commitment to increase testing throughout the population, promising to have 100,000 tests a day by the end of April.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock took to the podium to give the daily Coronavirus update after self-isolating since the 27th March.
Further support was also promised to the NHS in the form of a £13.4 billion write-off of NHS debt. In addition to this debt relief additional support was also given to the health sector in the form of a £300 million made available to community pharmacies to support their business.
In party political news, the Labour leadership elections came to an end today. Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancreas, is largely expected to win.