There is no quick end in sight for the lockdown, as most of the nation’s Thursday papers lead with the extension of the coronavirus restrictions amid a soaring death rate.
The Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian all lead with stories on the extension of the national coronavirus lockdown.
Guardian front page, Thursday 9 April 2020: Lockdown to be extended as daily death toll tops 900 pic.twitter.com/xXqDLDGlAB— The Guardian (@guardian) April 8, 2020
The Daily Mail says Britons will need to prepare for “weeks more lockdown” while the Daily Express and i say there is “no end in sight”.
Alongside a story on the lockdown extension, The Times says there is “no evidence” that humans can contract Covid-19 from their pets.
The Times 9/4/20Â Prince of Wales (holding Beth), and the Duchess of Cornwall (holding Bluebell), who celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary today at Birkhall, their home on the Balmoral Estate.Â Photo : Clarence House/PA#tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimesÂ #buyapaperÂ @thetimes pic.twitter.com/gffc8zDTQr— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) April 8, 2020
The nation will face its “longest Good Friday” this week, according to Metro.
The Sun calls on the nation to donate money to support NHS “angels”.
Tomorrow's front page: The Sun calls on our nation to once again clap for our NHS heroes - and spare whatever cash you can for the people who are giving so much https://t.co/HNdcHLq0aK pic.twitter.com/XyKLnCBgCZ— The Sun (@TheSun) April 8, 2020
Wall Street has warned investors to prepare for a “new wave of declines in global markets”, according to the Financial Times.
And the Daily Star says Ozzy Osbourne believes he is “sure to get corona”.