Coronavirus: Evening update

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These are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We'll have another update for you on Saturday morning.

1. Stay inside warning

The weather is set to be good this weekend - but warnings have been given that people can't relax social distancing rules by going out to enjoy the sunny weather. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this was an instruction, not a request, and that otherwise more people would die. Read more from the daily government briefing here.

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2. The Queen to address UK

A message from the Queen to the nation is being broadcast on TV and radio at 20:00 on Sunday, Buckingham Palace has said. The Queen, staying at Windsor Castle, records an annual Christmas message but other televised addresses like this are very rare.

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3. Nightingale Hospital opens

It's the first emergency field hospital to open in the UK - and it's been transformed into one from an exhibition space in nine days. The NHS Nightingale Hospital, in London's ExCel Centre, will have the capacity for up to 4,000 coronavirus patients. More are planned for other cities.

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4. Trump to recommend covering face

The White House is set to advise Americans living in coronavirus hotspots to cover their faces when they go out - either with scarves or cloth masks. President Donald Trump said he wouldn't make it mandatory for people to follow the guidance though.

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5. Tributes to nurses

Two nurses are among the latest NHS staff to die with coronavirus. Areema Nasreen, 36, had been treated at Walsall Manor Hospital, where she worked. Aimee O'Rourke, who worked at the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, has also died. Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May (pictured below) has paid tribute to the two women, both mothers-of-three.

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