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Coronavirus Daily: Prime Minister explains lockdown changes as daily figures continue to fall




Boris Johnson took the public briefing yesterday to explain England's new coronavirus slogan and the changes in lockdown measures.

The 'Stay alert, control the virus, save lives' message seemed to leave people confused after his broadcast on Sunday, so he tried to go through this as well as talking about those working in construction or manufacturing, or those who can not do their jobs from home returning to the work.

Mr Johnson said he understood not all would be able to this due to child care, with some children not returning to schools until June 1 depending on progress, and talked about employers abiding by distancing measures if workers do return.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (34581187)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (34581187)

He said: "Work places must be safe, must be Covid secure and employers will not be allowed to get away with forcing people to work in conditions that are not Covid secure".

"Everyone must obey social distancing and we're going to have a lot more inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we'll have a random spot inspections to check that companies are doing the right thing,"

The other changes included the public being able to take unlimited exercise, allowed to meet one person from outside your own household as long as you stay two metres apart and to take part in sports such as golf or tennis with others from your household.

This came after figures from Public Health England yesterday, which include counts of all deaths where a positive test for COVID-19 has been confirmed, showing there had been 210 deaths in the last reported 24-hour.

That is the lowest figure of daily deaths since March 29.

Norfolk's total amount of confirmed positive cases so far has reached 1,913, with Suffolk's total now at 1,290.

The UK's total daily confirmed count was 3,877, with the total number of laboratory confirmed cases of the virus in the UK now at 223,060.


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