Here are the key coronavirus updates from the last 24-hours.
He said: "Unfortunately right now we just can't do those sorts of things and I am really sorry about that.
"It's been almost three weeks and we're starting to see the impact of the sacrifices we've all made.”
"We must stick to the plan and we must continue to be guided by the science."
It is the second-highest daily total after Wednesday’s record 938 deaths.