The UK’s Covid-19 death toll, problems with testing, and the prognosis for the easing of lockdown measures are among a wide array of topics on the nation’s front pages.
The Daily Mirror says Britain’s death toll is set to be the highest in Europe, a situation it calls “a national tragedy”.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 29, 2020
The Independent splashes on the fact the UK now has the world’s third-worst death toll.
— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) April 29, 2020
The Guardian says hospital chiefs have “condemned” failures in the Government’s coronavirus testing strategy.
Guardian front page, Thursday 30 April 2020: Hospital chiefs condemn testing failures amid growing frustration pic.twitter.com/NLDPSsRMN6
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 29, 2020
New dad Boris Johnson says it is too early for a major easing of lockdown restrictions, according to The Daily Telegraph.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 29, 2020
The Times says there is new hope for a successful treatment for Covid-19.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) April 29, 2020
The Sun merges the PM’s baby news with Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday.
Tomorrow's front page: 'Britain celebrates two morale-boosting birthdays' pic.twitter.com/w9GQve6NBW
— The Sun (@TheSun) April 29, 2020
The Daily Express strikes an upbeat tone, relaying Capt Moore’s birthday message of, “Together we will beat this enemy”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) April 29, 2020
The i says care homes are “the new front line” in the battle against the pandemic.
— Tim Alden (@timaldi) April 29, 2020
Ministers have drawn up a blueprint for the reopening of Britain’s economy, according to the Financial Times.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) April 29, 2020
And the Daily Mail champions its own campaign to have health workers supplied with PPE.