Prime Minister Boris Johnson waved at NHS staff as he left intensive care, it has emerged, as his father Stanley ordered his son to now ‘rest up’.
Deaths from coronavirus continue to soar worldwide, with more than 7,000 recorded yesterday, and are set to hit the grim milestone of 100,000 later today.
There have been 48 more deaths reported on Good Friday in Scotland, taking the country’s toll to 495, with an extra 318 cases recorded.
Police forces are patrolling supermarkets in Britain today to enforce lockdown rules despite the government yesterday pushing back against a chief constable’s comments that trolleys could be searched.
Cambridgeshire Police this morning posted about supermarket patrols including down ‘non-essential aisles’ although have since blamed the post on an “over exuberant” officer.
Brits are being urged to stick to the lockdown as the four-day Easter weekend kicks off today with hot sunny weather expected, so the good work achieved by the lockdown is not “undone”.
Millions of Brits also took to their doorsteps to clap for NHS workers on the frontline for the third Thursday evening running.