Coronavirus as it happened: Boris Johnson making 'very good progress' in hospital

11 April 2020, 07:52 | Updated: 11 April 2020, 22:24

Boris Johnson is continuing to make very good progress in hospital
Boris Johnson is continuing to make very good progress in hospital. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is continuing "to make very good progress" while in hospital, according to a Downing Street spokesperson.

It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock is facing criticism for telling NHS workers to not overuse personal protective equipment.

On Friday he launched a nationwide plan to ensure PPE reaches those on the front line of the coronavirus battle.

The UK death toll rose by 980 yesterday to reach just short of 9,000 - it now stands at 8,958.

Meanwhile, the global death toll has surpassed the 100,000 mark, with more than 1.6 million cases now confirmed in 185 countries, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Mr Hancock also promised that the UK now has the capacity to test all key NHS staff and social care staff.

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