Latest UK Coronavirus News from the Independent says that the former health secretary has voiced his fears about the UK’s response to coronavirus after Boris Johnson warned it was the worst public health crisis in a generation.

Jeremy Hunt said he did not understand why large gatherings had not been cancelled, adding: “I think it is surprising and concerning that we’re not doing any of it at all when we have just four weeks before we get to the stage that Italy is at.”

Up to 10,000 people might be infected in the UK, officials said last night, as Britain moved into the “delay” phase of its response. Experts say up to 60 per cent of the country would need to be infected for herd immunity to begin to take effect and prevent recurring outbreaks.

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