Normal life may be ‘on hold for year’ until vaccine is ready:
The global death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 with Scotland declaring an additional 48 deaths on Good Friday and England 866 more.

The death rate of patients admitted to intensive care in UK hospitals with Covid-19 now stands at more than 51%, according to a study of critical care outcomes.

The figures came as the UK’s coronavirus death toll soared above 9,000 after 953 people died from the disease.

Of these 866 victims were in England, 48 in Scotland, 29 in Wales and 10 in Northern Ireland.

That takes the UK death toll, using data shared by the four nations individually, to 9,016.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is out of intensive care but his Government is facing criticism for their ‘slow’ reaction to Covid-19 which claimed a record number of lives in the UK yesterday.

Deaths from coronavirus continue to soar worldwide, with more than 7,000 recorded yesterday, and passed the grim milestone of 100,000 shortly after 5pm (GMT).

Police forces are patrolling supermarkets in Britain today to enforce lockdown rules despite the government yesterday pushing back against a chief constable’s comments that trolleys could be searched.

Cambridgeshire Police this morning posted about supermarket patrols including down ‘non-essential aisles’ although have since blamed the post on an “over exuberant” officer.

Brits are being urged to stick to the lockdown as the four-day Easter weekend kicks off today with hot sunny weather expected, so the good work achieved by the lockdown is not “undone”.