A chilling chart has revealed the UK region at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak is not London but instead Scotland. A Sky News’ chart showing the increase in deaths by region revealed that Scotland had an increase in death in the past week that was nearly twice as high as London. In fact, the UK capital was at the bottom of the chart, despite still accounting for the most deaths from the pandemic in the country.
Ms Smith suggested that the lockdown could be lifted at different times across different regions given the varying rate of spread and death from the COVID-19 virus.
The chart on Sky News showed that between the 3rd and 8th April, the death percentage increase was 152 percent in Scotland, 117 percent in North Eat & Yorkshire, 111 percent in North West.
In contrast, the increase in death was just 81 percent in London.
It is thought that Dominic Raab – acting on behalf of the Prime Minister – will signal that stringent lockdown measures must remain in place beyond next week at a COBRA meeting today.
Wales has already declared the measures there will last longer than the three weeks initially ordered by the UK government, which is due to expire on Monday.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said: “I think when the Prime Minister announced the lockdown just over two and half weeks ago, he said he would review it in three weeks’ time, which is this Monday. I think we’re nowhere near lifting the lockdown.”
Nicola Sturgeon also said that Scotland is not expecting to see an end to the lockdown any time soon, hinting they will be in place for “some weeks yet”.
Ms Sturgeon has announced that 81 COVID-19 deaths have been reported overnight in Scotland, taking the total number of deaths of victims of the virus to 447.
Published at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:40:00 +0000