Lockdown continues across the UK and the Royal Family confirmed that Prince Charles is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. These are among this morning's key points in the constantly-evolving coronavirus situation.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the thousands of people who have volunteered to help the vulnerable cope with lockdown measures. In his daily briefing on Wednesday night, Mr Johnson said: "When we launched the appeal last night we hoped to get 250,000 over a few days. But I can tell you that in just 24 hours 405,000 people have responded to the call." Mr Johnson also reiterated the need for everybody to stay at home unless travel was absolutely essential and he thanked the NHS staff and 'everyone who is keeping the country going'.
  • A further 28 people - aged between 47 and 93 - have died after testing positive for coronavirus in England, NHS England said, bringing the total deaths in the UK to 463.
  • The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus. Prince Charles, who is now self-isolating with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was this week tested for COVID-19 after showing mild symptoms.
  • Motorists across the UK whose MOT is due to expire in the next few days will be given a six-month extension while coronavirus forces businesses shut. On Wednesday, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the government would be granting an MOT temporary exemption after Britain went into lockdown earlier this week.
  • Parliament is likely to adjourn for an early Easter recess after the emergency coronavirus legislation to tackle the crisis has been approved. Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has tabled a motion for the House of Commons to rise on Wednesday until April 21.
  • A 21-year-old woman from Buckinghamshire is believed to have become the youngest person with no underlying health conditions in the UK to have died after contracting coronavirus. Chloe Middleton’s family shared the news on Facebook to deliver a sobering message to anybody not respecting social distancing measures.
  • North Yorkshire and County Durham's police forces have launched spot checks on motorists and pedestrians to tackle a minority of people who are ignoring stark government warnings to avoid non-essential journeys.