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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says this is moment of maximum risk



The UK is at the moment of maximum risk in the corona virus outbreak, Boris Johnson has said, as he urged people not to lose patience with the lockdown.
Speaking outside No 10 for the first time since recovering from the virus, Mr Johnson said "we are now beginning to turn the tide" on the disease.
He said lockdown would not be relaxed too soon but details on any changes will be set out over the "coming days".
Some paused NHS services in England, such as cancer care, are to resume.
And the families of front-line NHS and social care staff who die with coronavirus will receive a £60,000 compensation payment, the government has announced.
It comes as the latest daily figures show a further 360 people died with the virus in hospitals, taking the total number of deaths to 21,092.
This number includes 82 NHS staff and 16 care workers who have died in hospital.
The UK deaths figure do not include people who died in the community, for example in care homes, or people who have died in their own homes.

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The prime minister returned to Downing Street on Sunday after more than three weeks off sick.
Mr Johnson said he understood concerns from business owners who were impatient to end the lockdown.
But ending it too soon could lead to a second spike in cases and cause more deaths, "economic disaster" and restrictions being reintroduced, he said.
He said there were "real signs now that we are passing through the peak" - including with fewer hospital admissions and fewer Covid-19 patients in intensive care.

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