There have now been 13,729 deaths as a result of Coronavirus, an increase of 861.
In his daily briefing the Secretary of State Matt Hancock claimed that although we have seen a reduction in the number of infections the government will not ease up on lockdown restrictions. Doing so would only risk causing further damage to public health and the economy. The current lockdown members will stay in place for three more weeks.
The government has been met with calls to investigate the disproportionate effect that Coronavirus has had on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people.