France's coronavirus deaths top 8,000

With the total coronavirus fatalities swelling to 8,078 while the number of critically-ill patients increasing less rapidly, French authorities warned that the virus "continues to hit hard," urging people to continue to respect the confinement.

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

It was considered sensible for doctors to see Mr Johnson in person given he has ongoing symptoms, the spokeswoman says. He remains in charge of the UK government, and is in contact with ministerial colleagues and officials.