March 1, 2020 / 8:58 AM / a month ago

UK health minister: We are planning in case coronavirus gets much worse

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Britain is planning for the global coronavirus epidemic to get worse, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, describing the outbreak as a “very, very significant challenge”.

“We’ve got a clear strategy for dealing with coronavirus - a very, very significant challenge,” Hancock told Sky News. “We’re also planning in case this gets worse, much worse.”

Reporting by William James; Editing by Mark Potter

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