Coronavirus in UK live blog as it happened: lockdown measures likely to be extended according to cabinet minister

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Thursday, 9th April 2020, 5:52 pm
Officials say that lockdown measures are likely to stay in place for a number of weeks (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Coronavirus live blog, 9 April

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

2,500 Lloyds Pharmacy staff self-isolating

Toby Anderson, chief executive of the Lloyds Pharmacy chain, says that 2,500 members of staff are self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, he stressed that all employees have access to personal protective equipment (PPE), including protective screens and visors.

Anderson told BBC Breakfast this morning (9 Mar), "It's important that, with more than 20 per cent sickness in our frontline teams, we ensure all healthcare workers have access to Covid-19 tests so that we can help frontline staff back into helping patients in the community."

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