By Samantha Day • 08 March 2020 • 22:33
All Apple stores outside of China will close for two weeks to fight coronavirus pandemic
A third coronavirus victim has died in the UK, the Department of Health has confirmed.
England’s chief medical officer said the person was a man over 60 and had “significant” underlying health conditions.
He was being treated at North Manchester General Hospital.
Professor Chris Whitty said in a statement late on Sunday: “I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their privacy is respected.
“[The person] had recently travelled from an infected area. Contact tracing is already underway.”
The third fatality in Britain came after the country saw its biggest single-day rise in infections, with the figure surging past 270.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.