Sufferers arrive in ambulances on the Royal London Hospital, on January 05, 2021 in London, England. The British Prime Minister made a nationwide tv handle on Monday night saying England is to enter its third lockdown of the covid-19 pandemic. This week the UK recorded greater than 50,000 new confirmed Covid circumstances for the seventh day in a row.
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LONDON — London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a serious incident over the speedy unfold of the coronavirus within the U.Ok.’s capital metropolis.
He had beforehand warned the virus was “uncontrolled” within the metropolis and the Nationwide Well being Service was on the cusp of being overwhelmed.
“I’ve declared a serious incident in London as a result of the risk this virus poses to our metropolis is at disaster level,” Khan stated through Twitter.
“One in 30 Londoners now has COVID-19. If we don’t take instant motion now, our NHS might be overwhelmed and extra folks will die,” he added.