By Franca Joseph, For Agenda Watchdog, April 25, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Britain has announced a further 813 #coronavirus victims today, taking the total number of fatalities in the UK to 20,319.
The grim milestone – which also saw the number of people testing positive for coronavirus rise by 4,913 to 148,377 – came as the coronavirus lockdown continued into its fifth weekend and the government faced calls for greater transparency over the scientific advice given to ministers on the outbreak.
In reality, deaths in the UK from coronavirus probably topped 20,000 several days ago because the figure does not include deaths in care homes, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates could account for half of all deaths in Europe.
Home Secretary Priti Patel urged the country to ‘stay strong’ at the government’s daily press update today but said it was ‘unequivocally’ not the time to lift the lockdown.