Officials are warning the start of the peak of the UK epidemic of coronavirus – official name COVID-19 – is expected within the next fortnight.
England’s deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries spoke on Sky News and said “many thousands of people” would contract coronavirus as the disease continued to spread in the UK.
Dr Harries added: “Large numbers of the population will become infected because it’s a naive population – nobody has got antibodies to this virus currently.
“We will see many thousands of people infected by coronavirus that’s what we’re seeing in other countries, and the important thing for us is to make sure that we manage those infections.”
Published at Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:01:00 +0000