UK to announce ‘further measures’ today, says Downing Street

The prime minister, Boris Johnson is set to announce “further measures” in an announcement to the response of the coronavirus pandemic, on Monday

Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings told Reuters that the government will make further announcements on Monday about the measures it is taking to tackle coronavirus.

“The government will be making further announcements today,” Cummings said when asked about the UK response to the outbreak.

When he was asked why the government have not implemented the stringent measures taken by other European governments, he declined to comment.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now issued travel advice warning people against visiting 35 countries or areas due to restrictions or the risk of quarantine.

Those include China, Italy, Spain, Denmark, USA, Norway, Indonesia, Poland, Kenya, Cyprus, South Africa.

Expert in infectious diseases warns UK of an “apocalypse” over the government’s chief medical officer, Sir Patrick Vallance figures of those who will be infected by the summer.

Professor Francois Balloux, of University College London warned the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, that his approach to the virus is a “big gamble.”

The government are set to give police new powers to arrest those who are not self-isolating, Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

The Health Secretary said “we will stop at nothing” in combating the coronavirus pandemic.

Hancock said that bars, restaurants, shops except supermarkets and pharmacies may all close, he further announced that over 70s will soon be told to stay indoors for up to four months.

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