The Prime Minister says he’s confident the country can defeat the coronavirus as long as everyone takes seriously the government’s restrictions and instructions on how to live our lives for the next few months.
Boris Johnson said he thought it would take 12 weeks to turn the tide on the virus in the UK but that depended on the public following government advice – social distancing, working from home where possible, and washing our hands.
Today the Bank of England slashed interest rates to an historic low to try to shore up the economy as the latest number of confirmed cases with the virus in the UK rose to 3,269 with the death toll up to more than 140.
There was a message today from the Queen, she praised the work of scientists, medical staff and the emergency services, saying the UK was entering a period of great uncertainty.
Laura Kuenssberg, Fergus Walsh, Nick Witchell, Mark Easton, Faisal Islam, Sarah Corker, Jonathan Beale, Branwen Jeffreys and Sophie Hutchinson report for the News at Ten presented by Sophie Raworth.
Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
In This Story: Bank of England
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694 to act as the English Government’s banker, and still one of the bankers for the Government of the United Kingdom, it is the world’s eighth-oldest bank.
4 Recent Items: Bank of England
In This Story: Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019.
7 Recent Items: Boris Johnson
In This Story: Islam
Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that Muhammad is the final and ultimate messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world’s population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries.
2 Recent Items: Islam
In This Story: Laura Kuenssberg
Laura Juliet Kuenssberg is a British journalist. In July 2015 she succeeded Nick Robinson as Political Editor of BBC News, the first woman to hold the position.
4 Recent Items: Laura Kuenssberg
In This Story: The Queen
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.