The UK has reported 115 coronavirus cases and 1 death. Here’s what we know about how the virus is spreading across Britain.
- The UK has reported 115 cases of coronavirus and one fatality as of Thursday evening.
- The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty says an epidemic reported that a patient with underlying health conditions has died after contracting the virus.
- Parliamentary authorities are considering closing for up to five months amid fears that Members of Parliament could become “super-spreaders.”
- Officials are considering plans to order the public to work at home for at least three months.
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The UK has reported a total of 115 cases of the coronavirus, with the country’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty confirming on Thursday the first case of a patient dying in the UK after contracting the virus.
Whitty said the patient, who died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in England, was an older patient with underlying health conditions.
The news came after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson released his action plan for dealing with the crisis earlier this week.
The UK government’s action plan has four stages: contain, delay, research, and mitigate. The UK has now entered stage two.
The action plan, released by the UK government on Tuesday, states that: “Action that would be considered could include population distancing strategies …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]