CORONAVIRUS cases in the UK hit a whopping 1,950 as the country went into partial ‘lockdown’ with non-essential travel limited and Birts urged to stop socializing to halt the Coronavirus spread.
As of 9am on 17 March 2020, 50,442 people have been tested in the UK, of which 48,492 were confirmed negative and 1,950 were confirmed as positive.
The latest confirmed number of deaths will be announced later today it currently stands ar 56.
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THE VIRUS case count in Europe has climbed to more than 50,000 and more than 2,000 people have died.
The inexorable spread of the disease has hit markets and sown public fear, but nervous governments have introduced quick-fix measures – partial border closures or quarantine.
After Italy, ground zero in Europe’s battle with Covid-19, Spain and now France have imposed lockdowns, confining citizens to their homes except for urgent business such as buying food or heading to any hospital that might still have the capacity to treat them.