The Met Office said temperatures could hit 20C in parts of Britain at the weekend, bringing a 'mini heatwave'.
Catherine Calderwood said lockdown restrictions could be lifted in three months time – despite a UK government review on 12 April.
Staff at London’s Whittington Hospital were greeted by crew from British Airways, EasyJet and Norwegian after working overnight battling COVID-19.
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The government is under pressure over the lack of tests for NHS workers, meaning they don't know if they can return to work.
Boris Johnson has been criticised by the British press for his government’s failure to provide tests for NHS staff working on the frontline against coronavirus.Thursday’s newspaper front pages were hostile towards the prime minister after it was revealed that only 2,000 of the UK’s half a million NHS workers had been tested for COVID-19.Even pro-Tory newspapers seemingly turned on Johnson’s handling of the outbreak and endangering the lives of key workers.It comes after five frontline NHS workers were said to have lost their lives due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).Ministers are now under pressure to explain why Britain is "struggling to match its European neighbour, Germany" and providing adequate protection for frontline workers.On Wednesday, the UK death toll climbed by 31% to 2,352 – a jump of 563 from Tuesday’s official death toll of 1,789.
Some have suggested shouting demands for more personal protective equipment for NHS staff.
Samba II machines, which can test for coronavirus in under 90 minutes, are being used at a Cambridge hospital.
The MP said she was 'devastated' and 'angry' at the government amid growing concern at levels of coronavirus testing.
Professor Paul Cosford, emeritus medical director of Public Health England, said the NHS will remain within capacity if social distancing works.
Mark Manley, 35, of no fixed address, was jailed for six months at Croydon Magistrates' Court for stealing personal protective equipment (PPE) from an ambulance.