Monday, 23rd March Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
47 more people have died in the United Kingdom after having tested positive for the coronavirus. This has brought up the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in the UK to 281. Britain may need to impose curfews and travel restrictions to halt the spread of the coronavirus if people do not heed the government’s advice on social distancing, according to PM Boris Johnson. Britain shall be instructing its 1.5 million most vulnerable citizens to stay at home over the next 12 weeks to keep themselves safe from the coronavirus. Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, pleaded with the city’s residents to stay home on Sunday, stating to avoid socialising. The manoeuvre was to save lives and police will get involved if people ignored the warnings. Britain has access to 12,000 ventilators after buying more from existing providers and manufacturers stepping up further production.
UK scientists are in the process of tracking the spread of coronavirus and are keeping an eye out for emerging mutations using gene sequencing to analyse the strains causing COVID-19 infections across Britain. Researchers intend on collecting data from samples of patients who tested positive in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Scientists have been working in teams across the country and they are attempting to map out and analyse genetic codes of the samples.
We cannot understand what people intend to gain from capitalising on an outbreak with phoney vaccines. The U.S. Justice Department said it cracked down on a website that was fraudulently offering to sell vaccines for warding off the deadly coronavirus.
The department said the case marked its first action to fight fraud related to the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 400 Americans and disrupted the lives of millions across the country.
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