Britain’s coronavirus peak will be in next few weeks, health minister says

LONDON: The peak of the United Kingdom’s coronavirus outbreak will be slightly sooner than previously thought and will come in the next few weeks, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.

“The modelling suggests that that peak will be slightly sooner than previous, in the next few weeks but it is very, very sensitive to how many people follow the social distancing guidelines,” Hancock told BBC radio.

Hancock also said he had “no idea” if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s week-long isolation after testing positive for coronavirus would end on Friday.

“I don’t know about his own personal medical condition. What I do know is I’ve been working with him every single day through this crisis,” he said. “He’s been working incredibly hard.”

Asked if Johnson would be out of isolation on Friday, Hancock said: “I’ve absolutely no idea but what I do know is he’s still working.”

Johnson announced a week ago that he had tested positive and would be isolating in Downing Street.

Source: Arab News

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