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UK people who have died in hospital from the coronavirus has reached 16,060

UK deaths rise by 596 as scientist says lockdown could be eased in 4 weeks.

People who have died in hospital from the coronavirus has reached 16,060  Theheartbreaking news comes as scientists say trials for a coronavirus vaccine will begin this week.

There are reports that schools could be reopening in just three weeks – but the government has warned that restaurants and pubs will be the last businesses to return.

Researchers at University Hospital Southampton and the University of Southampton are set to begin trials of a vaccine pioneered in the UK.It will involve up to 510 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson has been accused of going “missing in action” after missing five COBRA meetings as the crisis began to unfold and ministers have reportedly drawn up plans to send children back to school.

It comes as a vital shipment of PPE equipment promised just yesterday by the government failed to arrive from Turkey today.And experts have warned that 6.5 million jobs could be lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

16,060 people have now died in hospitals in the UK after testing positive for Coronavirus. That’s up 596 on yesterday.
UK coronavirus death roll rises to more than 16,000 as 596 patients die in hospital.