Death toll hits 28,650 as post-lockdown rules leaked

THE UK remains one of the worst hit countries in the world as the coronavirus death toll increased to 28,650 on Monday.

Only the United States and Italy have seen more deaths from the virus to date with 68,602 and 28,884 respectively.

It comes as the BBC claims to have a seen a leaked document which unveils the Government’s plans for life after lockdown.

The possible draft document urges bosses to stagger shifts and continue with home-working to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19.

The nation is now waiting with baited breath for an announcement on lockdown restrictions, which are set to be reviewed on May 7.

Michael Gove said on Sunday a roadmap on easing the lockdown in the UK that will be presented next week is “comprehensive”, and suggested restrictions could be eased in a localised manner.

He said: “A phased approach will allow us to phase in measures and pause or reintroduce those restrictions that might be required in local areas to cope with the disease”.

Piers Morgan also revealed he won’t be appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday after suffering with Covid-19 symptoms, with Susanna Reid sending him “our very best wishes” on this morning’s show.

The 55-year-old presenter said he had been tested for Covid-19 and will not be on screen until he gets the results.

He tweeted: “UPDATE: On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, Ive had a test for COVID-19 and so wont be working on @GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow.”


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