Queen Elizabeth II to address the nation on coronavirus Sunday evening

It was earlier reported that the monarch would address the nation at a critical time during the ongoing crisis.

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She celebrated 65 years on the throne in February 2017 with her Sapphire Jubilee.(Photo: ROTA Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to address the nation and the Commonwealth on the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday evening, in a rare television broadcast. Buckingham Palace informed in a statement on Friday that the head of the state has already recorded the televised address to Britons.

“Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak,” the palace said in a statement as reported by Independent. The address was recorded at Windsor Castle and will be broadcast Sunday at 8 p.m. local time.

The country’s Department of Health and Social Care has said that more than 3,600 people in the UK have died during the coronavirus pandemic, and around 38,000 people have tested positive for the virus.

Source: International Business Times UK

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