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- It is too early for the UK government to consider an exit strategy for the lockdown. The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said shifting the focus from social distancing measures could mean “we won’t get through the peak as fast as we need to”.
- The prime minister is continuing to run the country from his hospital bed. Raab insisted that Boris Johnson remained “in charge” during Tuesday’s Downing Street press conference, despite him being admitted to St Thomas’s Hospital in London with persistent symptoms yesterday.
- The UK death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 5,000. The department of health and social care confirmed that as of 5pm on Sunday, 5,373 people had died. As of this morning, 51,608 people had tested positive for the virus.
- Social distancing measures “are working” and have slowed coronavirus-related hospital admissions. Professor Dame Angela McLean said the growth in admissions “is not as bad as it could have been” had the lockdown not been put in place.
- Police have observed early indications of an increase in suicide attempts and suicides during the lockdown. Sgt Simon Kempton, the operational lead for Covid-19 at the Police Federation of England and Wales, said it was “far too early to say if that’s a real trend” but added that the burden on police was starting to rise.
- Debenhams is set to go into administration. Bosses of the department store chain have filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators, affecting around 22,000 workers.
- Ed Miliband has returned to the shadow cabinet. The former Labour leader was appointed as shadow business secretary by Keir Starmer, while Lord Falconer also returns as shadow attorney general.
National update from https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/apr/06/uk-coronavirus-live-boris-johnson-spends-night-in-hospital