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Coronavirus: Health Secretary announces NHS volunteer programme and ExCel hospital
24 March 2020, 05:49 | Updated: 24 March 2020, 18:55
The Health Secretary has announced new measures to help tackle Covid-19, including a temporary hospital, as the number of deaths in the UK hit 422.
On Tuesday evening, Matt Hancock announced plans to transform the ExCel Centre in east London into a temporary hospital, the NHS Nightingale Hospital.
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK hit 422 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases at 8,077.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of restrictions on movement on Monday evening, urging people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.
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