The situation with Coronavirus in Italy has led to the Government there putting the whole country on lock down with the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte calling it Italy’s ‘Darkest hour.’
Now experts have warned the UK faces a similar scenario if we don’t act quickly to halt the spread of the virus.
Professor Francois Balloux, of the University College London Genetics Institute, said: ‘The trajectory in the UK is so far roughly comparable to the one in northern Italy, but with the epidemic [there] two to three weeks ahead of the situation here.
‘It is possible that a lockdown strategy similar to the one imposed in northern Italy may be adopted by the UK. The Covid-19 epidemic cannot be contained anymore.’
Meanwhile, Sergio Brusin of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, said a lockdown in the UK could also be an option in as little as two weeks if UK officials do not take more drastic action. Speaking on Victoria Derbyshire, Mr Brusin said: ‘If you don’t do anything then thousands of cases will come. The UK is in the same situation Italy was two weeks ago.’
‘Italy went from 200 to 1000 in 10 days. That’s how this disease is working,’ he added.