BORIS Johnson held a huge ‘war’ meeting with some of the worlds biggest companies at Downing Street this week to help Britain in its fight against deadly Coronavirus.
The likes of Uber, Deliveroo, Google, DeepMind, Amazon and Palantir announced plans to help the NHS in its fight with the deadly virus that is expected to take hold in the UK.
Uber will provide free taxi rides to medical staff in the NHS and Deliveroo has offered to keep medical officers fed. Amazon said it will offer its video conferencing tools and cloud computing tech to help the NHS amid the virus outbreak.
On Thursday, Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, said the actual number of people infected in the UK at the moment could be between 5,000 and 10,000.
Today the official line rose to 790 up 200 from Thursday – meaning the virus is showing no signs of slowing down as it was revealed that Europe was now the epicentre of the virus with more daily cases than China in its Coronavirus peak.
The PM said the coronavirus outbreak was “the worst public health crisis for a generation” and the number of cases could be “much higher” than had been confirmed much higher than the official tally released earlier today.
Mr Johnson said yesterday that he had to level with the British public that “many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time”
“We’ve all got to be clear, this is the worst public health crisis for a generation,” said the PM. “It is going to spread further and I must level with you, I must level with the British public: many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time”
EUROPE is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic with Italy and Spain seeing the worst cases and deaths – proving Trump was right to ban travel from the Eurozone excluding the UK.
The World Health Organisation urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing to save lives.
“Do not just let this fire burn,” he said.
There were 250 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours in Italy taking the total outbreak to 1,266, with 17,660 infections overall.
Spain also saw a 50% jump in fatalities to 120 on Friday. Infections increased to 4,231.