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Expert warns at least 25,000 Londoners have coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
18th Mar 20 11:25 am

London is the “worst affected “city with coronavirus in the UK as at least 25 people have died in the capital and there are 621 cases.

According to England’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance for every death there could be at least 1,000 people that have coronavirus, meaning at least 25,000 Londoners could be infected with coronavirus.

The total number of coronavirus cases has soared to 1,950 across the UK, up by 407 in 24 hours. The number of deaths has risen to 71 across the UK, up by 14.

The patients in England were aged between 93 and 45-years old, all had underlying health conditions.

Government ministers are set to “order a harder” clampdown, specifically to London in socialising to limit deaths across the capital as “heavy numbers of Londoner’s” are set to catch the virus.

Hospitals across London are already struggling to cope with the large number of confirmed cases, and the fear is even greater as it is unknown how many people are infected, as most are not being tested.

England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned that everyone must adopt “social distancing and self-isolation” to prevent other people “being killed by Covid-19.”

A new document published by the Covid-19 team at London’s Imperial College, warns the current public health threat is the “most serious” respiratory virus since the Spanish Flu in 1918.

The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab has warned Britons on Tuesday, to “avoid all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days,” as the coronavirus pandemic grows.

Speaking in the House of Commons Raab told MPs the “fast-changing international circumstances” of the pandemic requires the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to change travel advice.

He said, “UK travellers abroad now face widespread international border restrictions and lockdowns in various countries.”

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