“We absolutely cannot relax our discipline now. If we do, people will die,” he warns – as a forecasted warm weekend looms into view.
“Building a brand new industry – it’s not easy. And there will be bumps in the road. I return from illness more than ever determined to fight this disease.”
And the Medical Director of Public Health England confirms that the lockdown will be reviewed after Easter.
“While the rate of testing is increasing, we must go further, faster.”
“Where commercial flights are no longer running, the Government will provide the financial support for special charter flights.”
“170 million masks, 4.8 million gloves, 13.7 million aprons, 182,000 gowns, almost 10 million items of cleaning equipment and 2.3 million pairs of eye protectors.”
“I’ve talked to senior members of the NHS and they’ve reassured me…some of those ventilators from abroad are coming from EU countries.”
“We’re calling for the Government to be crystal clear…you must have clarity in a pandemic.”
“It’s trying to deal with these strange times and have an announcement that our members and the public can view from their homes.”
The issues in health crises are always about procurement and logistics, says the former Prime Minister.
The Chancellor of the Duchy suggests that the peak of the crisis will come earlier if people keep observing social distancing.
“Be in no doubt: we will continue to fight tooth and nail to protect jobs and livelihoods.”
The doctor, Health Select Committee member and Conservative MP sets out the action that he and others are taking.
“We’re expanding the number of beds, increasing the number of staff and also investing in life-saving equipment.”
“I’ll be continuing to do everything I can to get our carers the support that they need, and I’ll be doing that from here but with no less gusto.”
“Be in no doubt that I can continue to communicate with my top team and lead the national fightback.”
The Chancellor announces details of a new income support scheme – “one of the most generous in the world,” he says.
“We are massively ramping up our testing programme,” the Prime Minister said, as questions focused on the matter.
Given last December’s election result, this news will not necessarily dismay Conservative activists and voters.
He calls for 250,000 NHS Volunteer Responders and says that 35,000 former NHS staff are returning to the front line.
“We’ll stop all gathering of more than two people in public, excluding those you live with.”
“Even if you think that you are personally invulnerable, there are plenty of people that you can infect and whose lives will therefore be put at risk.”
“But this isn’t a game; this is very serious. People need to follow that advice.”
“I’m proud of the economic agenda we put forward”.
“We will be able to get back to normal life, and the quickest way to do that is to avoid having one, two, three million people losing their jobs in the next few months.”
“We’re manufacturing and importing very large quantities now. In recent days we’ve taken receipt of almost three million face marks.”
“Please, please, please, stop mixing. Stay at home.”
“I don’t think it is necessary or appropriate for the Government to dictate” to supermarkets, the Environment adds Secretary says. “We need people to calm down.”
Conservative MPs who have returned to the NHS front line to help tackle the virus include Maria Caulfield and Caroline Johnson.
“Getting through this will require a collective national effort with a role for everyone to pay: people, businesses, government. It’s on all of us.”