Queen Elizabeth II made coronavirus-related speech

Queen Elizabeth II made coronavirus-related speech

The Queen has recorded a speech addressed to people living in the United Kingdom. The speech was broadcast on TV, radio and social media channels and was about the current coronavirus pandemic.

Elizabeth II has thanked all medical workers and those who stay at home for saving people’s lives. She has also tried to comfort people saying that the UK "will succeed" in its fight against the virus.

The Queen, 93, admits that the current situation is quite unique but reminds her the Second World War and asks people to be self-disciplined.

It is the fifth time the monarch has given a speech in her 68-year reign. The previous speeches were about her jubilee in June 2012, about her mother's funeral in April 2002, about the death of the Princess Diana, and about the war in Iraq in 1991.

The coronavirus pandemic has already killed 70,567 people and sickened 1,288,319 people worldwide. 272,024 people have already recovered.

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