UK coronavirus live: George Eustice takes daily briefing as death toll rises by 545 to 35,341

Posted by on May 19, 2020 12:31 pm
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5.31pm BST

In his opening remarks Eustice urged people interested in fruit picking work to use a pickforbritain website.

As my colleague Fran Lawther points out, it does not seem to be working.

George Eustice tells people to look at the Pick for Britain website … which doesn’t appear to be working pic.twitter.com/Hm96QJ4BXh

5.29pm BST

Q: Can you understand why teachers don’t trust the government on the safety of re-opening schools?

Eustice says he does not accept that the government has mishandled the crisis.

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