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3 Mar 2020

Boris Johnson reveals coronavirus plans as disease spreads in UK

Health and Social Care Correspondent

NHS England has declared a major incident over the coronavirus outbreak – asking hospitals to open new wards to treat infectious diseases.

As the Government unveiled its battle plan – warning that a fifth of workers could be off work at the outbreak’s peak.

12 new British cases emerged today having arrived here from Italy, Germany, Singapore, Japan and Iran. There are now 51 cases in the UK.
A total of 13,911 people have been tested. 12 people have been discharged from hospital. No one in the UK has died from the virus.