Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll rises to 281

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Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll rises to 281
Coronavirus UK Update: COVID-19 death toll rises to 281

AN 18-year-old was thought to have become the youngest victim of the virus in Britain as the number of deaths in the UK rose to 281.

There are growing fears that Britain is on a similar trajectory to Italy – scene of the world’s worst outbreak – where the death toll passed 5,000 over the weekend.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned curfews and travel bans will be introduced to tackle coronavirus if Brits do not start acting responsibly.

There was anger at scenes over the weekend of crowds flocking to parks, markets, beaches and beauty spots.

Meanwhile letters are going out to 1.5 million people with underlying health conditions who are considered to be the most vulnerable to the coronavirus telling them to stay at home for the next 12 weeks.

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