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“Now is not the time to be complacent,” NHS England medical director Stephen Powis has warned at the government’s latest coronavirus press conference.
Prof Powis said that “every one of us has a part to play” if the UK is to keep the death toll under 20,000.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma also announced changes to insolvency rules and the NHS supply chain.
The number of people to have died with coronavirus in the UK has now reached 1,019.
Mr Sharma said insolvency rules would be changed to allow firms greater flexibility as they faced the current crisis.
He added that a range of measures to boost the supply of personal protective equipment, such as face masks, to protect frontline NHS staff