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20 March 2020, 17:15

Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson are due to speak this evening
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson are due to speak this evening. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Watch Boris Johnsons and Rishi Sunak's coronavirus daily public briefing - the feed will appear here once it begins.

NHS England has said a further 39 people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 167.

Elsewhere, Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow declared a "critical incident" due to a surge in Covid-19 patients.

In a message to staff, the hospital said it has no critical care capacity left and has contacted nearby hospitals about transferring patients to other sites.

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