Wired: The world’s biggest virus outbreak has hit Britain, triggering widespread panic and fear as authorities scramble to find a solution.
Here’s what you need know: The UK has reported a total of 6,049 new cases, with the country having more than 6,000 cases in total, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO says the number of confirmed cases is expected to rise by 20,000 to 30,000 as coronavirus infections continue to rise across the world.
The government says that there are currently 1,972 people in quarantine and the number is expected more than double to 6,300 by Wednesday afternoon.
In total, 1,093,853 people have been infected with the virus, according the WHO.
A total of 1,824 cases have been reported in the UK, with around half of them in London.
The outbreak is being blamed on people eating unseasonably fresh produce and people returning from abroad.
“It’s absolutely critical that people are prepared to get out of the house, not just take a shower,” London Mayor Boris Johnson told reporters on Monday.
He said it was also important that people did not have pets or walk their dogs in the streets.
More than 100,000 people have already tested positive for the virus in the city, with more than 400,000 in need of testing.
Health Minister David Gauke said there was no evidence the virus was spreading beyond the UK.
“We have seen an increase in the number and the extent of the virus.
But this is not an issue for the entire UK,” he told reporters.
Authorities have confirmed the spread of the disease to the US and Canada.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting the US, while US President Donald Trump is visiting Canada.
The WHO said that the number 1 global public health emergency is currently the pandemic, with 2.5 million deaths and 7.5 billion infections worldwide.
The World Health Assembly is expected on Tuesday to convene a special meeting to discuss the crisis.