Queen Elizabeth II spoke to the people of the United Kingdom in a televised broadcast on April 4, 2020, from Windsor Castle, where she is in self-isolation with Prince Philip.
The 93-year-old monarch was confident that the U.K. and the world will get through the coronavirus pandemic. She appreciated the health workers and their sacrifice. „Every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to normal times,” she said. She also encouraged people to stay home. „It’s not over, but will be”, the Queen expressed hope. “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again. But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.”
At the same time in the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. He had been showing persistent symptoms including a high temperature. Downing Street officials said the hospitalization was a “precautionary step” and he remained in charge of the government. Johnson released several video messages during his 10 days in isolation. His pregnant partner Carrie Symonds reveals that she has had the main symptoms of coronavirus for the past week but is “on the mend”. With 600-plus more deaths reported Sunday, Britain has recorded 4,934 virus deaths overall among almost 48,000 cases.