The death toll in the UK is much higher than announced earlier, as new figures were published this morning.
The new data indicate that there were an additional 40 people who have sadly passed away due to COVID-19 before March 20.
The updated death toll figures show those who passed away in hospitals and outside of hospitals.
In other news, British Airways will close Gatwick airport base because of the COVID-19 crisis.
The minister responsible for maternity services, Nadine Dorries, believed that a post-lockdown baby boom could be possible.
She tweeted “As the minister responsible for maternity services, I’m just wondering how busy we are going to be, nine months from now.”
At an Ikea’s store in Wembley, north-west London a COVID-19 testing centre opened for NHS workers.
A spokesman for Ikea’s stores said that “We’re enormously proud of the NHS and proud to be able to offer Wembley as an additional medical facility. We have also responded to requests from intensive care units and doctors across the country by delivering tens of thousands of our disposable paper tape measures, to help them continue their amazing care for their patients.”
He added that “On Friday, Ikea globally announced a fund of 26 million euros in-kind donations to be used across the 30 countries in which we operate, prioritising the needs of high-risk groups and those leading relief efforts.”
In other news, a young girl became the youngest COVID-19 victim at aged 12, after she passed away in a hospital in Belgium. She is believed to be one of the youngest COVID-19 victims in the world.
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson