Coronavirus in UK live blog: Sir Keir Starmer faces Boris Johnson at Prime Minister's Questions

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By Finlay Greig
Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 8:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 12:13 pm

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Clinical staff wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they test key workers at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England (Photo: Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)

Coronavirus live blog, May 6

Last updated: Wednesday, 06 May, 2020, 17:59

That concludes today's daily press briefing and today's live blog. We will be back at 8am tomorrow wit the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in the UK 

Jenrick is asked if its fair that student nurses are falling into student debt while supporting the coronavirus response effort. 

He says nurses that have opted in will receive the salary and pension applicable to their level. 

Student loans will continue regardless of whether they are learning. 

A final question asks can there be any guaranteed that funding promised in early March can still be delivered to city's like Bradford. 

Jenrick says government were elected with promise to level up the country. He says it is extremely important that the government continue to devolve powers to northern English towns and cities. 

Now the trio are asked whether PPE will be introduced at schools. 

Doyle says it's vital to earn trust of parents and children. 

She says face mask alone wouldn't be enough, good hygiene essential. Cleaning and spacing must also be considered.

Fielding a question from the Derby Telegraph Jenrick says he's concerned about the news that Rolls Royce could be reporting job losses as a result of the pandemic. 

He says Chancellor's furlough scheme should go some way to helping firms. 

“If there's more that we can do for Rolls Royce we want to.”

Says he is certain cities like Derby have a strong future. 

Asked whether the UK is considering lifting lockdown in some ares earlier than others. 

Jenrick says the PM will outline this on Sunday. Preference is to carry out the process as a whole country.