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Coronavirus: Strict measures could last 'significant period'

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The UK is facing a "significant period" of strict measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said.

He declined to predict exactly how long the instructions to stay at home could last, saying the date the virus peaked would depend on how people behaved.

Mr Gove said it was "vitally important" to follow social distancing rules.

The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1,228 - an increase of 209 since Saturday.

There are now 19,522 confirmed cases in the UK, latest figures show.

The 190 people who died in England in the last day were aged between 39 and 105, the NHS said. All of them had underlying health conditions apart from four, who were aged between 57 and 87.

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