Health secretary Matt Hancock and Professor John Newton, the national co-ordinator of the UK's Covid-19 testing programme, chaired tonight's press conference.
Mr Hancock announced a new trial for selective NHS patients of an antiviral drug called Remdesivir and said PPE production had been "ramped up".
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What did Matt Hancock say at tonight's press briefing?
Matt Hancock said that for the first time since 18 March, there have been no deaths recorded in Northern Ireland.
He said the ONS statistics show the overall number of deaths are the lowest in six weeks.
PPE production has been increased
Matt Hancock the government have been "working hard" on PPE provision amid a "global scramble" to acquire it.
He said there has been a "mammoth effort" and they have "ramped up" production of two billion items of PPE here in the UK.
There are contracts in place for a further 3.7bn gloves.
"These new supplies mean we are not simply keeping up with demand, we are able to begin to replenish our stockpiles," he added.
New treatment Remdesivir trial 'biggest step forward'
Matt Hancock announced a new trial for selective NHS patients of an antiviral drug called Remdesivir.
There have already been promising results, he added, and it can shorten recovery time.
Since the coronavirus pandemic started, he said: "This is probably the biggest step forward in the treatment of coronavirus."
You can read more about Remdesivir here.
How can I watch briefing tomorrow?
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However, the conference can also be watched on the Government's official YouTube account.
In addition, our live coronavirus blog provides updates and reports on what is said during the briefing.
What was said in Monday's conference?
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson chaired Monday's coronavirus press briefing alongside Public Health England Medical Director Professor Yvonne Doyle.
The PM confirmed outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to open on June 1.
He said this will only be permitted for premises that are "Covid-secure".
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Mr Johnson also answered questions about his chief adviser Dominic Cummings.
The PM said he had cleared his most senior adviser of any wrongdoing and branded his actions “sensible and defensible”.
But Boris emerged to tell the nation he was standing by his man, who he said was only trying to protect his four-year-old son by driving to Durham to self isolate
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