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Day: March 26, 2020

The nation in saluting NHS staff to battling the coronavirus
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The nation in saluting NHS staff to battling the coronavirus

    Royal children George, Charlotte and Louis joined the nation in saluting NHS workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. In a gesture of thanks to frontline staff, everyone across the UK was asked to join a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies at 8pm. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, posted a video of their three children clapping, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak also joined in from Downing Street. The organisers of the Clap for Carers campaign, which was started online, say it was staged because "during these unprecedented times, [NHS staff] need to know we are grateful". A number of landmarks, including the Wembley Arch, Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Cathedral and the Principality Stadiu...
UK deaths jump by 113 to 578
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UK deaths jump by 113 to 578

    Britain's growing coronavirus death toll today jumped to 578 after 113 more fatalities were confirmed across the home nations, making today the UK's darkest day yet in the escalating outbreak. Health officials also more than 2,100 new patients had tested positive for the life-threatening infection, meaning almost 12,000 cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded in Britain. Six more patients died overnight in Wales, while Scotland and Northern Ireland both today confirmed three more fatalities. England has yet to declare its daily figures but scores more deaths are expected to be announced. It comes after the UK yesterday recorded 43 coronavirus deaths, including six in Scotland, five in Wales and two in Northern Ireland because officials changed the times on how the...