The Department for Health has confirmed the total number of cases of coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,372, a rise of 232 in just 24-hours, with 35 dead.
Professor Francois Balloux, of University College London warned the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, that his approach to the virus is a “big gamble.”
The government are set to give police new powers to arrest those who are not self-isolating, Matt Hancock said.
Hancock said that bars, restaurants, shops except supermarkets and pharmacies may all close, he further announced that over 70s will soon be told to stay indoors for up to four months.
TV’s Shebab Khan, who spoke with government sources said on Saturday evening, “The approach and strategy is to delay the spread of the virus so the measures could include closing down schools, bars, clubs, shops, restaurants.
The UK shutdown of entire cities could be imposed within just 20 days, according to ITV.