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Day: March 9, 2020

UK won’t be able to contain virus
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UK won’t be able to contain virus

    PM Boris Johnson warned the UK will not be able to contain the coronavirus outbreak today as he confirmed advice will be stepped up to delay the spread. The PM teed up a toughening of the response as he gave a press conference in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee. But he still stopped short of shifting the official strategy from the contain phase to focus on efforts to delay the spread. We remain in the contain phase of the outbreak, but watching what is happening around the world our scientists believe that containment is unlikely to work on its own, he said. There has been speculation that soon people will be advised to work from home where possible, and vulnerable people the elderly or those with long-term health problems ...