‘The coronavirus “is the worst public health crisis for a generation”, the Prime Minister has said as he set out measures that could “cause severe disruption for many months”.
Boris Johnson said that “we should all be thinking about our elderly relatives.”
590 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK, as two more fatalities take the number of people to die in UK hospitals to 10.
The rise in confirmed cases is the largest day-on-day increase since the outbreak began. One week ago, on March 5, the total number of cases stood at 115. Thursday’s total of 590 is more than five times greater than the equivalent figure one week ago.’