Coronavirus in UK

Coronavirus in UK

Find here updates about the Coronavirus in UK – Read how the United Kingdom is battling the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Coronavirus in UK

4th March 2019

Thirty-four new cases in UK, raising total number up to 85

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has jumped to 85 in the UK after 16,659 people were tested across the country, said the UK Department of Health and Social Care.

London Book Fair Cancelled

The London Book Fair, one of the world's biggest publishing trade fairs taking place in London, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"It is with reluctance that we have taken the decision not to go ahead with this year's event," read a statement published by the book fair's organisers, adding that the decision falls in line with the UK government guidelines and follows the advice of public health authorities.

3 March 2019

UK has 51 coronavirus cases

The number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK has risen to 51, health secretary Matt Hancock announced. The minister said the threat of coronavirus to the UK was “increasingly serious” but claimed the government and health service were “well-prepared.” Globally and at home the number of cases continue to rise.

UK may not see further infection of coronavirus

It is “highly likely” the UK will see further infection than at present, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned, and the next phase of government contingency plans will be to do with delaying the spread of virus.

Retired doctors & nurses may be called back

If the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, becomes widespread, some non-urgent hospital care many be delayed to focus on treating those who are infected, while recently retired doctors and nurses may be called back to work. Other possible measures include school closures, reducing large-scale gatherings and working from home.

UK to create extra mortury spaces

UK officials told to create extra mortuary space as government warns of surge in deaths due to coronavirus.

British army is ready

The British army is ready to support police in maintaining public order as part of government planning for the worst-case scenario spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated.

Matt Hancock says "carry on as normal"

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has urged the public to carry on as normal “for now”, despite the prime minister saying there could be a “very significant expansion” of the number of cases of coronavirus in the UK.

2 March 2019

4 patients tested positive

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty says 4 patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19. All 4 patients from Hertfordshire had recently travelled to Italy.

Coronavirus in UK - 19 confirmed infected

The United Kingdom has confirmed 19 cases of new coronavirus after Wales identified its first case and two new cases where found in England. Britain reported its first confirmed coronavirus case on Jan 31st.