Coronavirus in UK: Latest on COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14

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Coronavirus in UK: Latest on COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14
Coronavirus in UK: Latest on COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14

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Ten more patients diagnosed with the coronavirus have died, NHS England has announced – almost doubling the total number of fatalities in the UK.

The deaths come after a U-turn from Boris Johnson. The Government is now set to ban mass gatherings in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

Jet2 has cancelled all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.

The airline is based at nine UK airports.

“This is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urgency, so that we can fly customers back to the UK,” the airline said in a statement.

The statement from Jet2 said: “In response to local measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including the closure of bars, restaurants, shops, and activities including any water sports, we have taken the decision to cancel all flights to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.

“We know these local measures will have a significant impact on our customers’ holidays, which is why we have taken this decision.

“We are contacting our customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us.

“This is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urgency, so that we can fly customers back to the UK.

“The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and we would like to thank our customers for their understanding.”

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