THE UK is not yet at a stage where it can review lockdown measures, says the man deputising for the Prime Minister.

Dominic Raab said existing measures would be reviewed soon but it was important not to "take our foot off the pedal and risk losing the gains that have been made".

Mr Raab, foreign secretary, was speaking at the Government's daily coronavirus briefing on Tuesday as Boris Johnson was in hospital intensive care after testing positive for COVID-19.

Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK's chief scientific adviser, said things seem to be "moving in the right direction".

He said the "substantial" reduction in social contact created by the lockdown measures should see a substantial reduction in new cases and also of hospital admissions, but the latter will not be known for at least a week.

On Tuesday the UK death toll from coronavirus rose to 6,169, a day-to-day rise of 786.

In the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care said 213,181 people had been tested as of 9am on Tuesday, of which 55,242 tested positive.

There were 731 deaths in New York, the largest single-day rise yet in the USA's worst-affected state.

On Tuesday, China reported no deaths for the first time since crisis began. The 32 new cases in the country were all from overseas.

The province of Wuhan, where the pandemic started, reopened rail and road transport connections on Tuesday for the first time since January 23.

Denmark is set to reopen schools and day care centres on April 15 in its first steps to relax quarantine rules. The country went into lockdown on March 11, as one of the first European nations to do so.

Meanwhile the more than 750,000 people who volunteered to sign up to help the NHS in England were being given tasks.

These include delivering food and medicines, drive patients to appointments and phone the isolated.

Health professionals, chemists and local authorities can request help from the volunteers through a mobile app called GoodSam.

Some of the biggest names in pop music are also set to help health workers during the pandemic.

Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish and Lizzo will perform at a TV concert organised by Lady Gaga to celebrate those who are working on the frontline.

The event will be called One World: Together at Home and screened on BBC1 in the UK and live streamed in the USA.