Valence, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, warned that more than 1,800 people died of the novel coronavirus in a single day on Wednesday (January 20), the worst day since the outbreak, and some hospitals looked “like war zones”.
According to Bloomberg, the UK is currently implementing a third round of lockdown measures.
Although the epidemic prevention measures have begun to slow down the rate of infection, British health experts warn that local medical services are still under huge pressure and the death toll continues to rise.
There are currently nearly 40,000 coronavirus patients in the UK who need to be hospitalized.
According to the latest data, the epidemic situation in London, England, is particularly severe.
Between January 6 and 15, one in 36 people were infected with the novel coronavirus.
Valence suggested that the British government take stricter epidemic prevention measures, including tightening travel restrictions in late January and February to reduce imported cases.