By Tony Winterburn •
Published: 29 Feb 2020 • 8:41
CREDIT: Spain's Ministry of Health
The WHO (World Health Organisation) has upgraded the threat level of the Coronavirus to”Very High”, this comes after the Uk reported its 20th case and a surge in infections rock South Korea.
The Emergency laws about to come into place in the Uk will ensure that public services and transport can keep operating if the outbreak continues to spread.
The new laws are said to include the ability to suspend maximum class sizes to allow teachers to take on pupils when colleagues are off sick, it is possible that lessons could take place outside schools.
It is understood that Ministers are also considering suspending laws that limit lorry drivers to 56 hours a week in a bid to stop supply chains collapsing if sickness levels rise.
The Military is all understood to be on standby as Army doctors could help in NHS hospitals in a worst-case scenario.
The first British victim to die of the virus, a man in his 70s who did not live in the UK, caught the virus while in quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
The total number of cases in England is now 18. Following confirmed cases in Northern Ireland and Wales, the total number of UK cases is 20
MONACO’S FIRST CASE OF CORONAVIRUS
A person admitted yesterday morning to the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, a country in western Europe, has tested positive for coronavirus.
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