Coronavirus: The 18 major developments that happened on Monday

Police officers stand in front of barriers erected outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, where Boris Johnson is being treated. (Getty Images)

Here’s what you need to know on 6 April. This article was updated at 5pm.

Deaths: There were 403 deaths in England in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Sunday, Public Health England said. In the same time frame there were 27 deaths in Wales, and two in Scotland. The UK total now stands at 5,373. Read more here.

Politics: Foreign secretary Dominic Raab chaired a Cobra meeting on Monday but Number 10 insisted Boris Johnson remained in charge of the government, despite being in hospital having tests. The prime minister, who tested positive for coronavirus, has been forced to continue his self-isolation beyond seven days as his symptoms have persisted. Read more here.

Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd is in hospital suffering from COVID-19. The shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland, aged 70, is being cared for at Manchester Royal Infirmary, his family said. Read more here.

An interim chief medical officer has been appointed in Scotland after Catherine Calderwood resigned. Dr Calderwood flouted her own rules on travel, going to her second home twice during lockdown. Read more here.

Policy: There are no plans to restrict outdoor exercise, the government has said, despite warnings over the weekend as some Britons were accused of flouting the lockdown rules. Robert Jenrick said the restrictions were under constant review but that there were no plans to tighten them. Read more here.

More flights to repatriate UK nationals stranded around the world have been announced by the government, but travellers will have to pay up to £1,000 for a ticket. It’s part of the plan to get hundreds of Britons home after commercial flights stopped from many countries. Read more here.

Restrictions set in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in fewer deaths than would have happened if nothing was done, according to government officials. However, it’s too soon to tell the full impact of the measures, deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said in the daily conference.

Testing: In the last 24 hours, 57,434 tests were completed. It follows political pressure on the government to increase the rate of tests to help prevent NHS staff in particular from self-isolating unnecessarily.

Royals: The Queen has been praised from across the political and celebrity spectrum after her address to the nation and the Commonwealth on Sunday evening. It drew more than 23 million viewers. Read more here.

Science: A tiger in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus. The four-year-old Malayan tiger, called Nadia, is thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic keeper at Bronx Zoo. It’s prompted more confusion about whether the virus can be passed between animals and humans. Read more here.

Crime: A shopper was told to go back home by police after going out to buy a hot tub. Another family was told to go home after travelling 122 miles to go to the beach. Read more here.

Finance: EasyJet (EZJ.L) founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou on Monday stepped up his campaign to force the cancellation of a £4.5bn ($5.5bn) Airbus (AIR.PA) order, warning that the airline will run out of money by August unless it uses the coronavirus crisis to scrap the deal. Read more here.

Sport: The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died in Spain after contracting coronavirus. It comes as The Open, the UK’s Major golf tournament, was cancelled for 2020. Read more here.

Rest of the world

Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to try to stop the coronavirus, the prime minister said, with the government preparing a $990bn (£804bn) stimulus package to soften the economic blow. Read more here.

Ireland’s taoiseach Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a medical practitioner and will work one shift a week to help out during the coronavirus crisis, his office has said. Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years before leaving the profession to become a politician and was removed from the medical register in 2013. Read more here.

Coronavirus deaths in Spain have slowed for the fourth day in a row, with emergency rooms in the Madrid region returning almost to normal a week after being stretched to breaking point. Read more here.

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Positive news

A British Airways pilot has taken a temporary job as a delivery driver for Tesco during the  coronavirus pandemic. Peter Login had worked for the airline, headquartered in London near its main hub at Heathrow, for just four months before the travel industry was upended by the crisis. Read more here.

People are brightening up lockdown in the UK by doing their household chores in ballgowns, suits and even wedding dresses. Thousands of people have joined the Facebook group Put Your Bins Out In Your Ballgown, which encourages people to take videos of them doing just that. Read more here.

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