The outbreak in the UK is far bigger than previously thought, according to the World Health Organisation.
The coronovirus outbreak has now surpassed 1,000,000 cases in the country, and more than 2,000 deaths.
In the past week alone, at least 13,000 people have been infected, according the latest data from the World Heath Organisation (WHO).
More than 4,000 of those deaths have been from coronaviruses.
More: Here’s how to protect yourself against coronaviral diseases…WHO Director-General Dr Tony Hall told the BBC that while it’s too early to declare an official coronavidence rate, the number of deaths from coronas is on the rise.
Dr Hall said the WHO is calling for all healthcare workers to wear masks, including in the case of healthcare workers working in the field, to reduce the spread of coronavides.
In recent weeks, the coronavids have also hit Britain’s busiest airways, with several airports and rail stations reporting significant air quality issues.
A recent analysis by the Government’s air quality watchdog said that levels of PM2.5 particles – tiny particles – at the airports had reached an unprecedented level in some areas.
There have been reports of people with respiratory illness in the capital.
“Our advice to the people in the City and elsewhere is to stay indoors,” said Dr Hall.
The coronavid outbreak is a reminder that despite some initial progress, Britain remains a dangerous place for people to live, and our response to it has been woefully inadequate.