Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall reaches 400

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Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall reaches 400

Published at 6:11am 21st April 2020. (Updated at 3:04pm 21st April 2020)

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall has reached 400.

It comes as another three Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed in the Duchy over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll here to 63.

Figures released on Tuesday afternoon show that across the country, a further 778 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in England.

That is the biggest daily total in nearly a fortnight.

25 more patients have passed away in Wales, and 70 in Scotland.

Meantime there is a warning that NHS workers could suffer shortages of masks, IF ministers tell us to start wearing them in public.

Experts are looking at the official advice.

Now a group representing hospitals says it's worried they'd struggle to get their hands on them if we're all advised to buy some.

140-thousand protective gowns have arrived from Myanmar, as hospitals fear they are running out.

We are still waiting for another delivery of kit - from Turkey - to arrive in the UK.

The Atlas plane flew out of an airbase in Oxfordshire and another two Royal Air Force planes are set to follow over the next 24 hours.

With an estimated round trip of 12 hours, the earliest the first planeload of COVID-19 supplies will arrive back at RAF Brize Norton is early on Tuesday morning.

That is two days after housing secretary Robert Jenrick announced that the "significant" shipment would arrive.

During Monday's coronavirus press briefing, the government announced that more than 140,000 firms have applied for the job retention scheme since it launched that morning.

Rishi Sunak announced the grants to help cover the wages of more than one million people during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mr Sunak said: "HMRC opened the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme at eight o'clock this morning.

"As of 4pm, over 140,000 firms have applied and the grants they will receive will help pay the wages of more than a million people.

"A million people who, if they hadn't been furloughed, would have been at risk of losing their job.

"Firms applying today should receive their cash in six working days. HMRC will continue to provide updates on the number of people furloughed."

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