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'Stay at home' plea and Queen's speech to nation leads Saturday's front pages

Calls to stay indoors and the Queen’s Sunday speech feature prominently as the coronavirus again dominates the nation’s papers on Saturday. Credit: PA

Calls to stay indoors and the Queen’s Sunday speech feature prominently as the coronavirus again dominates the nation’s papers on Saturday.

The Daily Mirror and thei carry pleas for Britons to stay indoors despite the warmer weather this weekend, and honour the medical workers who have lost their lives to the pandemic.

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The Daily Telegraph also takes up that topic, adding the Government has warned of tighter lockdowns if the public flouts isolation guidelines.

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But The Times leads with the Government’s chief pandemic modeller, Graham Medley, calling for a way out of the lockdown, saying a prolonged period under the current conditions could cause more suffering than the virus itself.

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The Daily Mail and the Daily Express report on the Queen’s move to rally the nation with a rare special televised message tomorrow.

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And The Independent‘s front page carries key numbers surrounding the global outbreak.

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The global economy is set for its “sharpest reversal” since the Great Depression, according to the Financial Times.

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The Guardian has more on what it calls “Britain’s testing shambles”.

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The Daily Star reports on the husband of I’m A Celebrity star Kate Garraway who is in intensive care fighting the virus.

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And The Sun leads on its own appeal to raise more funds to help the “NHS heroes” on the frontlines of the crisis.

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