Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London has warned all Londoners to stop using “public transport now” to halt the rapid spread of coronavirus across the capital.
Latest figures show that more than 55 Londoners have died from coronavirus and the latest report from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is alarming.
The SAGE report written on Monday and published on Friday, suggests that for every one death across London there could be thousands of infected Londoners.
This latest scientific report has evidence that allegedly dismisses the governments advice.
SAGE provides scientific and technical advice to the British government, ministers, England’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance and to other medical chiefs.
The Mayor of London warned on Twitter, “Let me be clear: Londoners must stop all non-essential use of public transport now.
“This is a matter of public safety.”
Khan’s comments come as the government are understood to be implementing a lockdown in London.
Khan further warned Londoners should avoid mass gatherings, which “means not going to pubs and restaurants.”
He said: “Londoners should work from home if they can. This includes myself and I will be working from home whenever possible to set the best possible example.
“Mass gatherings should not happen. Everyone should halt non-essential contact with others and stop all unnecessary travel.
“This means not going to pubs, clubs, restaurants or other social spaces.
“In particular those who over 70, pregnant and have a significant health condition should limit contact with others.”
SAGE who are advising the government on what the UK’s response must be have on Friday published their worrying report.
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.
“The numbers are growing, but what is concerning is that there have been more than 475 deaths in a day.
Top Dr warns UK is “weeks behind Italy” which has over “41,000 cases in a month”
Italy has now reported more than 41,000 cases of coronavirus as of Friday, the first patient was recorded on 21 February in the country.
Italy has 41,035 compared to China’s 81,250 confirmed cases of coronavirus.