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Latest: Deaths from coronavirus in the UK rises rapidly by 30% & cases jump above 200,000

The Prime Minister is to address the nation at 5:15pm as the death toll from the coronavirus in the UK rises rapidly by over 30%

The death toll from the coronavirus in the UK rises to 104, an increase of 32, a rise of 30%.

The number of confirmed cases of the virus has now surpassed 200,000 globally. There have been at least 8,000 deaths around the world and the vast majority of confirmed cases – 80% – have occurred in Europe and the Western Pacific region, which includes much of Asia.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to address the nation in a press conference at 17:15 GMT with the latest updates relating to the coronavirus outbreak. The UK’s Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, is also expected to be giving a statement in the Commons.

Earlier today we heard that schools in Scotland and Wales would close by the end of the week.

In England, the situation remains unchanged, but many heads are struggling with staff shortages as more and more teachers self-isolate.

In the Prime minister press conference, we believe both politicians will talk about plans for English schools after governments in Wales and Scotland said they would be closing them down at the end of the week.

Information about Coronavirus COVID-19

The Virus spreads through germs, when the infected person coughs, sneezes or is visibly sick. The person who coughs or sneezes should catch there cough/sneeze in a tissue and then dispose of it immediately.
In a typical setting, in the home, a virus can incubate itself and survive for approximately 24 hours. So always wipe down all surfaces, especially when you cook. Protect you and your family by using antibacterial wipes when you enter the home, from germs that may have been brought in from the outside whilst shopping.
If you are 2.5 meters away from the person who sneezes you should be safe from infection. Or give them a mask. If you feel you were closer than approx 2.5 meters then you should wash your hands with antibacterial gel and also wash your face with soapy water.
Drink and consume plenty of Vitamin C, although it is not a cure, it will help the immune system fight against the Coronavirus, COVID19.

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