Daily Update 27/04/2020

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The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 21,092, an increase of 360. 

In the daily briefing Matt Hancock announced that families of NHS staff who have died from Coronavirus will receive payments worth £60,000. 

Hancock also announced that, from tomorrow, cancer treatments in the NHS that have been on hold will resume. The health secretary also reassured the public that the NHS was still available for anyone that needs it. In the daily briefing he asked the public not to avoid making use of the NHS if they feel that they need medical care. 

In Parliament today, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government’s job retention scheme would be extended until the end of June. Sunak also announced a new 100% government backed loan for small businesses.