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Expert warns why London will be hit very hard with coronavirus

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A well-known Italian doctor and politician has warned why London will be hardest hit area in the UK.

In an interview with Express.co.uk, Maurizio Brucchi, a renowned Italian doctor who also served as Mayor of Teramo, gave a stark warning to Londoners, the worst is yet to come.

Brucchi said, “In a press conference yesterday, the doctors who have arrived from Wuhan [China] to help us out have told us that our measures are not enough – that we need to be more restrictive.

“The numbers are growing, but what is concerning is that there have been more than 475 deaths in a day.

“There have never been so many deaths and most of them came from the Lombardy region.

“Now, there are many studies on this, but I think air pollution and lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections.

“So, this is why the north of Italy has been much worst-hit than the rest of the country.

“This is only one element, but still needs to be considered.”

The Italian Dr added, “London needs to be careful.

“Boris Johnson has to stop with these half-measures. They simply do not work. The Chinese have told us.”

China says that once again, it has recorded a day with no new local infections – that’s cases transmitted within China, where the outbreak started.

Air pollution across London already exceed air pollution for more than 2m residents across the capital, which is associated with premature deaths.

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has done yet another U-turn and is now holding off from a partial lockdown of London, despite the capital being the hardest hit area in the UK.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said there was “zero prospect” of any restrictions on travel in and out of London. Despite 40 Tube stations being closed and the Night Tube now being shut over the weekend.

He added, there are “no plans” to shut down London’s transport network.

An NHS London hospital have said they are so overwhelmed they are forced to turn coronavirus patients away to other hospitals.

According to a senior scientist who works in virology, people who suffer from coronavirus can suffer with the lack of smell and taste.




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