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Coronavirus in east London / Essex live: Queen speaks to nation

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    The Queen this evening spoke to the nation and the Commonwealth this evening about the coronavirus crisis
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  • The UK's death toll reached 4,934
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock said to those flouting guidelines "you are risking your own life and the lives of others"
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  • People were urged to stay at home this weekend, despite the warm weather, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the public should stick with the social distancing rules and resist the temptation to enjoy the sunshine forecast for swathes of the UK on Saturday and Sunday.
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  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said sunbathing in public spaces is against the coronavirus social distancing rules
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  • The number of infections in Waltham Forest has reached 313, Public Health England confirmed yesterday.
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  • In Redbridge there has been 252 confirmed Covid-19 cases and in Essex 597.
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  • Yesterday Barts Health NHS Trust has today announced seven new Covid-19 deaths at its hospitals.
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  • The trust's total death toll now stands at 79.
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  • Dr Rinesh Parmar, of the Doctors' Association, told the Sophy Ridge On Sunday show that there are still major issues with personal protective equipment (PPE).
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  • NHS staff are having to reuse eye masks, he said, adding that some nurses doing high-risk procedures are "having to hold their breath".
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