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Watch LIVE: the government's coronavirus press conference
1 April 2020, 15:22 | Updated: 1 April 2020, 17:01
Watch the government's coronavirus daily public briefing - the feed will appear here once it begins.
Watch Live: Alok Sharma hosts the daily coronavirus press conferencehttps://t.co/deew6CEw11— LBC News (@LBCNews) April 1, 2020
A dramatic rise in the number of UK deaths from coronavirus was announced today. Nearly 600 people died in the period until 5pm yesterday, official figures show.
The government is also under pressure over the lack of testing kits and personal protection equipment for front line workers.
Follow the developments above from around 5pm.