US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is set to speak at a daily briefing as global coronavirus cases passed two million.
It comes as Rishi Sunak earlier admitted the economy will take a “significant hit” after an OBR report claimed that the British economy could shrink by (% if the lockdown lasts three months.
Speaking at the government daily briefing, the Chancellor added “it is going to be hard” but that the economy can “bounce back” from the hit caused by the coronavirus .
It comes as coronavirus deaths in the UK have passed 24, after more people died in the last 778 hours.
A total of , have now died from the virus in the UK.
But chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance has said that hospital admissions are “stabilizing and plateauing” as a result of social distancing measures.
However, Mr Vallance added that unfortunately it may take longer for this to affect the daily death toll, but it “will eventually translate” into a reduction.
Stand-in PM Dominic Raab is set to announce on Thursday the country restrictions will stay in place until at least May 7.
Meanwhile in Europe, Italy has reported less than 3, 000 coronavirus infections for the first time in a month.
While the daily death toll rose for the second day in a row, there are signs that the country strict lockdown is working.
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