Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris Johnson set to unveil lockdown exit strategy this week as deaths hit 28,446

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UK CORONAVIRUS deaths have increased to 28,446 after 315 more people died, Michael Gove confirmed on Sunday.

The UK remains one of the worst hit countries in the world as it continues to battle COVID-19.

It comes as the nation waits with baited breath for an announcement on lockdown restrictions, which are set to be reviewed on May 7.

Last night, Michael Gove said a roadmap on easing the lockdown in the UK that will be presented next week is “comprehensive”.

He suggested lockdown restrictions could be eased in a localised manner.

This means areas with fewer cases get to lift lockdown measures sooner, and if there’s a new outbreak, then local lockdowns may be required again.

He said: “A phased approach will allow us to phase in measures and pause or reintroduce those restrictions that might be required in local areas to cope with the disease”.

Piers Morgan also revealed he won’t be appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday after suffering with Covid-19 symptoms, with Susanna Reid sending him “our  very best wishes” on this morning’s show.

The 55-year-old presenter said he had been tested for Covid-19 and will not be on screen until he gets the results.

He tweeted: “UPDATE: On medical advice, and out of an abundance of caution for a mild symptom that arose in past 48hrs, I’ve had a test for COVID-19 and so won’t be working on @GMB until I get the result back, which should be tomorrow.”

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