Coronavirus deaths in the UK almost double overnight to 21

Some ten more people in the UK have died in the past 24 hours as a result of the coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 21. 

The dramatic rise in deaths comes as Boris Johnson made the decision to ban all mass gatherings and sports events from next weekend.

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said the ten who died ‘were in the at-risk groups’. 

Travellers are pictured wearing masks at London Victoria station this morning – commuters around the country said train stations, carriages and car parks seemed deserted compared to normal

Travellers are pictured wearing masks at London Victoria station this morning – commuters around the country said train stations, carriages and car parks seemed deserted compared to normal

Travellers are pictured wearing masks at London Victoria station this morning – commuters around the country said train stations, carriages and car parks seemed deserted compared to normal 

People get swabbed at a drive-through coronavirus testing station set up near a branch of KFC in Wolverhampton. People who think they might have the virus have been told to avoid the city's hospital

People get swabbed at a drive-through coronavirus testing station set up near a branch of KFC in Wolverhampton. People who think they might have the virus have been told to avoid the city's hospital

People get swabbed at a drive-through coronavirus testing station set up near a branch of KFC in Wolverhampton. People who think they might have the virus have been told to avoid the city’s hospital

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