106-year-old loses battle against coronavirus as UK death tally reaches 5,373

Police speak to people in Greenwich Park on a sunny day in London, Britain, 05 April 2020. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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The death tally in the UK has been updated to 5,373 this evening after the country’s Health Department registered another 439 patients in the past 24 hours. The eldest patient was 106 years old.

The capital remains the country’s red zone with 129 persons losing their lives, while 75 perished in the Midlands and 67 in the North East.

Addressing a press briefing, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refused to provide an indication of when lockdown measures can be refused, insisting that it was too early to make such commitments.

In a separate statement, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that the deaths of the past few days include ten public transport workers, eight of whom drove buses.

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