The number of deaths in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus now reaches 1,019, as reported by the British Ministry of Health on Saturday.

According to these latest official data, the number of deaths affected by COVID-19 increased, since yesterday, by 260 people.

A total of 120,776 people have been tested for the virus – as of 09:00 GMT today – and of these, 17,089 have tested positive.

Of those citizens who underwent the test, 103,687 gave, on the other hand, a negative.

The latest data is known after another member of the British Prime Minister’s cabinet, Boris Johnson, Scottish MP Alister Jack, announced today that he has isolated himself after having detected mild symptoms of the virus.

Johnson himself confirmed yesterday that he has also tested positive, although he will continue to work from home, leading the national response to the pandemic.

He also announced that the disease has the disease, Matt Hancock, while the British Executive’s medical adviser, Chris Whitty, has also isolated himself by identifying related symptoms.

On the other hand, the workers of the British public health service NHS began to undergo tests for coronavirus in a center installed in a car park in the English town of Chessington, while the ExCel industrial macro-site in London – where the World Tourism Fair annually- has been enabled as a temporary hospital, with two units with a capacity of 2,000 beds each.

The Executive decreed last Monday mandatory home confinement for all citizens except in exceptional cases, although the police only received by law the necessary powers to enforce the measure on Thursday.

The protocol of action contemplates that the agents warn in the first place those who are in the street without a justified reason that they should return home, although fines and arrests are foreseen in case of not obeying.

The police can sanction those who skip confinement with 60 pounds (67 euros), a fine that will be reduced to 30 pounds (33 euros) if paid within two weeks.

It is allowed to go out to exercise once a day, as long as a distance of two meters is respected with other people.

Public parks are still open, so green areas of the British capital such as Hyde Park or Regent’s Park remain busy these days, although groups of people are not allowed to form.

The isolation measures have drawn criticism from civil rights organizations in the United Kingdom.



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