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Michael Gove gives daily Downing Street press conference after death toll rises to 1,789


MICHAEL Gove is leading tonight’s Downing Street press conference as the UK death toll has risen to 1,789 today.

He said today that his thoughts and prayers are with those grieving tonight – and warned everyone they must stick to the lockdown rules to bring the death rate down.

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 Michael Gove said the death figures showed the importance of obeying the new lockdown rules

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Michael Gove said the death figures showed the importance of obeying the new lockdown rules

He revealed tonight that the UK was making thousands of new ventilators – which would be shipped off into the NHS by next week.

“The first of thousands of new ventilators will roll off the production and sent to the NHS next week,” he told the nation this evening.

And rapid clinical trials are taking place using anti-malarial drugs to try and see whether it will have an effect on those who are ill with Covid-19.

The Cabinet Office minister said the country had to go “further, faster” to increase the ability to carry out coronavirus tests to deal with the crisis.

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