NHS warns that 1 in 10 Britons could end up in hospital with coronavirus

One in ten Britons could end up in hospital with coronavirus according to NHS officials.

It is believed that the NHS is drawing up a ‘battle plan’ to tackle the deadly outbreak.

Britain currently has 20 confirmed cases on coronavirus, with it’s first fatality coming yesterday – a British man who was on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship died in Japan.

Under emergency guidelines – to be published next week – British Red Cross and St John Ambulance workers as well as military doctors and nurses will be brought in to help a struggling NHS.

Health Minister Helen Whately said it was ‘likely’ more people in the UK would contract coronavirus and that plans were in place should it become a pandemic.

Procedures to dispose of corpses would be sped up in a desperate move that would save thousands of lives.

Nickie Aiken, Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, confirmed that London’s Hyde Park would be turned into a morgue if the killer outbreak continues to escalate.

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George Day