Britain remains one of the worst-hit by the pandemic and has been under stringent social distancing rules for a month.
Almost 20,000 people have died in hospital in Britain after testing positive for the new coronavirus, the latest data showed on Friday (24).
Health officials have also faced repeated questions about the supply of personal protective equipment to frontline health and social care workers dealing with patients of the COVID-19 illness.
He instead detailed expanded testing for the virus in the coming weeks, following criticism of the country's sluggish sampling and a failure to use the growing available capacity.
Speculation mounted that prime minister Boris Johnson, who spent three nights in intensive care battling Covid-19 earlier this month, would soon get back to work after USA president Donald Trump said he "sounded incredible" on the phone.
In the latest setback, a website for essential workers to apply for a coronavirus test was shut down on Friday, just hours after the government announced that a greater range of people would now be eligible for testing.
The minister said there is "spare capacity" because of a reduced transport service during the lockdown, with around 9,000 vehicles available to help in the fight against the virus and would be deployed to distribute packages to the vulnerable.
Capacity for testing was now at 51,000 tests per day, he told reporters.
Another 15,000 tests were expected to take place at drive-through testing centres on Friday, he added.
Chief medical officer Chris Whitty told a parliamentary committee that stopping the contact tracing was the right decision because of limitations in resources.
As Britain battles the virus, Oxford University declared that it is launching a human trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine even as the United Nations declared that a vaccine was the only way to beat the virus and not a lockdown.
The former leader of Johnson's ruling Conservative party, Iain Duncan Smith said the government should be more transparent about its plans, particularly given dire warnings about the economic impact of the lockdown. "They need to bite the bullet and do it", he told the Guardian on Thursday.
More comprehensive but lagging figures that include deaths in the community, such as in nursing homes, show the daily hospital toll underestimated the number of Covid-19 fatalities by around 40 per cent as of April 10. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.
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Democrats and immigrant advocates have criticised the new policy as an attempt to distract from Trump's response to the pandemic. Some 56% switched visa status from within the USA and 44% entered the US on immigrant visas.
Our goal is to assist as many students and families as possible in meeting their financial demands during this disruptive time". And in paperwork that colleges sign to receive the funding, the agency says the relief isn't considered federal financial aid.
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In the latest case, the outbreak aboard the Kidd took place while the vessel was on a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean. So far, one of the sailors has died of "COVID-related complications" at the intensive care unit of the US Naval Hospital in Guam.
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Les personnes hospitalisées sont plus âgés: ils ont 49 ans en moyenne, contre 18 ans chez les personnes non hospitalisées. Cette première étude a pour objectif de déterminer le pourcentage de personnes touchées par le Covid-19.
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Bryan said this testing was done at DHS' advanced bio containment lab in Maryland, just outside the national capital. The researchers are also experimenting with the effects of other disinfectants on the virus, Bryan added.
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It was scheduled for repairs in China, but it docked in Japan instead due to the coronavirus outbreak. Nagasaki city official Kaori Matsuo said so far there has been no report of anyone showing symptoms.