UK facing ‘major outbreak’ of Coronavirus as disease spreads, expert warns

Professor Piot helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976 and is extremely concerned to how fast the corona virus is spreading

Experts have warned the UK is facing a “major outbreak” of coronavirus in the coming weeks as it continues to spread across the globe.

Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the outbreak is likely to become a pandemic, adding he was becoming “increasingly alarmed” about the rate of infection. Professor Piot, who co-discovered ebola and the presence of Aids in Africa, warned that coronavirus is more dangerous than ebola.

“It’s a greater threat because of the mode of transmission. The potential for spread is much, much higher”.

“If the number of people who get infected is huge, then that will also kill a very large number of people.”

Chinese Cover-up?

A set of screengrabs which sparked wild conspiracy theories that China is covering up the death toll of coronavirus could have been digitally altered, web users have claimed.

The latest allegation came after internet users alleged to have spotted much higher statistics of coronavirus victims ‘momentarily’ on the country’s largest online news site Tencent, sparking heated discussions on social media.

Chinese news site Tencent allegedly listed figures for the coronavirus as showing that more than 154,000 were infected and a death toll of 24,589 – more than ten times and 80 times the official figures respectively. The figures posted included 79,808 suspected cases – four times the official numbers – and the number of cured cases as 269, rather than 351

Within minutes of the post-it was reported officials ordered the site to be suspended, which it promptly was, on relaunch the web site showed the “Official Figures” as released to the world media by China…

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