Coronavirus: 288 more people die in lowest daily rise since March

In a message broadcast for an international pledging conference on Monday, Boris Johnson said the world will need to work together to develop a coronavirus vaccine. “The more we pull together and share our expertise the faster our scientists will succeed.” Johnson is expected to provide more detail on how the UK will ease up on lockdown restrictions on Sunday. The chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, said on 3 May that some form of social distancing would need to remain until a vaccine is developed but until then, the government would attempt to bring people’s lives “as close to normal as possible”.