The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in United Kingdom has increased by 30%. It jumped from 64 to 273, the Department of Health and Social Care announced on Sunday. This is the biggest one-day increase in Britain so far.
More than 23,500 people in Britain have reportedly been tested for the virus and two patients have so far died. The biggest concentration of cases is in London, which has had 51.
The government said the environment minister would hold urgent call on Monday with the chief executives of Britain’s main supermarkets and industry representatives to discuss their response to the coronavirus, in particular support for vulnerable groups in isolation.
Meanwhile, after reports of people stockpiling goods such as hand sanitizer, soap, dried pasta and toilet rolls, the government said on Friday that supermarkets had contingency plans in place to prevent shortages.
Britain’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, said it will restrict bulk buying of several products in stores and online. Customers will be limited to buying five units of items such as anti-bacterial gels and wipes, dried pasta and long-life milk.
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