The cabinet secretary spoke out at the government’s daily Covid-19 briefing after NHS England confirmed that a five-year-old child with underlying health conditions had become the youngest victim of the outbreak.
Mr Gove also paid tribute to the seven healthcare workers who have so far fallen victim to the outbreak as he urged the British public to stay at home this weekend despite the warm weather.
It comes as Donald Trump, the US president, announced new federal guidelines recommending Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of Covid-19, but immediately said he had no intention of following the advice himself, saying: “I’m choosing not to do it.”
Meanwhile, the global number of deaths surged passed 60,000 and confirmed cases passed 1.1 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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