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Global Cases Passes 1.1Million, Queen Elizabeth To Address The Public Later Today

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A lot happened yesterday says BBC live Broadcast ‘’and we’re expecting another busy day today. Here’s a round-up of the main headlines.

The Queen is going to give a televised address to the public in the UK later today. It’s only the fourth time in her 68-year reign that she’s addressed the nation in this way

It comes after the UK death toll continued to increase. A five-year-old child was among the 708 people whose deaths were announced yesterday

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a televised address that “going hard and going early” seemed to be working – before adding: “While compliance has been generally strong, there are still some I would charitably describe as idiots.” New Zealand has had 1,039 confirmed cases of the virus, and one death

US President Donald Trump told the country to prepare for the “toughest week” yet, adding that “there will be a lot of death”. There have been more than 310,000 confirmed cases and almost 8,500 deaths in the US

In Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said they were “close to passing the peak of infections” after yesterday’s daily death toll was the lowest it had been in a week. However, he extended the country’s lockdown until 26 April

While the death toll in Italy rose to over 15,000, the head of the country’s civil protection signaled some positive news – the number of patients in intensive care fell for the first time. The daily reported number of deaths has been falling gradually in the past eight days

In the United Arab Emirates, Dubai announced a two-week lockdown to help confront the virus

New York state sees a record 630 virus deaths in a single day

The Queen will thank NHS staff and key workers in a rare televised address

UK sees 708 deaths in a day, with public urged to stay at home despite warmer weather

NHS England Medical director Stephen Powis says social distancing appears to be reducing transmission

Spain reports another 809 deaths, but there are signs its infection rate is slowing

Worldwide cases pass 1.1m, at least 60,000 people have died and 250,000 recovered

 

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