The British Government has confirmed this Saturday 282 new deaths from coronavirus during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 36,675 since the epidemic was declared. Furthermore, the authorities have confirmed a total of 257,154 infections after 2,959 new cases in the last 24 hours.
It has previously been disclosed that London hospitals are developing ana new coronavirus test that gives results in just over an hour, compared to the two days that this type of testing usually takes in the country.
The new test is based on the same design as the DNA test developed at Imperial College London, and approved for clinical use in late April after several successful trials.
This new government assessment takes place at a delicate political moment after it was revealed that the British Government’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, would have violated quarantine orders by making an unauthorized trip to Durham when he had symptoms of contagion, as reported by several British media this Saturday, citing sources close to the event.
Opposition parties have asked the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, than fire your senior advisor for the apparent violation of the blockade, revealed after a joint investigation carried out by the newspapers ‘The Guardian’ and ‘Daily Mirror’.
According to this information, Cummings traveled at the end of March to his family home in Durham, in the north-west of the country, more than 400 kilometers from his London home.
The British Government, after days of silence, has confirmed that Cummings carried out this displacement for reasons of family care.
“Since his wife was allegedly infected with coronavirus and considering the high probability that he himself was ill, it was essential for Dominic Cummings making sure your toddler can receive the proper care“According to the official response collected by ‘The Guardian’.