UK PM Johnson urges Brits to 'stay at home and save lives' amid coronavirus outbreak
- 29 March 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will warn Brits in a letter in the coming week that the situation in the country will only get worse after the number of those who've perished from the coronavirus in the country spiked to over 1,000 in recent days, APA reports citing Sputnik.
He will urge 30 million households "to stay at home and save lives", and will say that further restrictions could be implemented if necessary.
At an anticipated cost of £5.8 million, the letters will land on 30 million doorsteps along with a leaflet spelling out the Government's advice following much public confusion.
It comes as Britain's coronavirus death toll rocketed by 260 to 1,019 today as the UK suffered its worst day yet and saw a huge spike in victims.
Across the country a total of 120,776 coronavirus tests have taken place, and a whopping 17,089 have come back positive for Covid-19.
Outside China, the worst-hit countries are the United States, Italy, and Spain.