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    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK now stands at 47,806, with the death toll at 4,934, according to the British government’s daily statistical bulletin.

    Queen Elizabeth II is addressing the nation on an occasion other than Christmas for the fourth time during her 67-year reign, this time to speak about the coronavirus pandemic.

    In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Queen was reported to call on the people of the United Kingdom to maintain self-discipline and thank all the health workers and nationals who are following instructions and staying at home.

    Addressing the nation on Sunday, the Queen expressed her gratitude to the UK's health care workers and called for the country to remain resolute and strong in combating COVID-19.

    She also expressed her hope that people will be able to look back with pride on their efforts to slow the spread of the disease.

    "Together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it. I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any", Elizabeth II remarked.

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