Coronavirus instances within the UK rises to 51
The variety of individuals recognized with coronavirus within the UK has risen to 51, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock has stated.
He stated the specter of coronavirus to the UK is “more and more critical” however careworn the Authorities and the well being service are “well-prepared”.
In a Commons assertion, he stated: “The scenario dealing with the nation is more and more critical.
“Globally and at residence the variety of instances continues to rise.
“As of 9am at this time there have been 51 confirmed instances within the UK and it’s changing into extra doubtless that we’ll see widespread transmission right here on this nation.”
It follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiling a Authorities plan to sort out the unfold of the illness.
Mr Johnson stated he believed the British public would have the ability to meet the “nationwide problem” of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister was requested whether or not the UK nonetheless had the “bulldog spirit” to sort out the virus and settle for the emergency measures that could possibly be required.
Mr Johnson stated he was assured the nation would get via the outbreak “in excellent form”.
He stated: “I do suppose that this can be a nationwide problem and I do suppose that we’re confronted with one thing that could possibly be – the potential is there for this to be – one thing that our nation has to get via.
“I’ve received completely little question that now we have the sources, now we have received the well being service, now we have received the experience to do it.
“I’m very assured the British public perceive that. I believe the British public can see precisely what the steadiness of danger is.”