The coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen to 465 as more lose their lives to the deadly pandemic in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has hit 465 as 43 more people died in 24 hours after testing positive for the deadly bug.
England’s death toll hit 414 tonight, as the number of deaths rose by 28.
It comes as the death toll from Covid-19 rose to seven in Northern Ireland and Scotland’s death toll hit 22.
Meanwhile, there were 150 new positive cases of the viruses in Wales, with five further deaths reported bringing its total to 22, according to Public Health Wales.
The news comes after it was announced that Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
He developed symptoms over the weekend and was tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire after travelling to his Birkhall estate on Sunday from Highgrove in Gloucestershire.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, tested negative for COVID-19.
She and Charles are self-isolating separately at the estate in Scotland.
In a statement, Clarence House said: “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.
“In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.
“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”
The news came as political pressure for more stringent rules on workers mounted and Parliament was set to adjourn for an early Easter break after emergency legislation to tackle Covid-19 was approved today.
The Coronavirus Bill passed its final hurdle received Royal Assent today, bringing in new emergency powers for authorities to use to fight the pandemic.
With people filling busy Tube trains this morning, Boris Johnson is being asked to ban non-essential construction workers from heading to building sites and help stop the spread of the virus.