March 20, 2020 By TheNewYorkNews
Britain, which has reported 144 deaths, was closing dozens of underground stations in London and ordering schools shut from Friday.
Some 20,000 soldiers were on standby, Queen Elizabeth headed for sanctuary in the ancient castle of Windsor, and the Tower of London was to close along with other historic buildings.
the 93-year-old monarch said in an address to the nation:
“Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe,”
“I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”
The whole planet isin turmoil for this outbreak and its heavy death toll, together with the long-term economical consequences.
The virus, thought to have originated from wildlife in mainland China late last year, has jumped to 172 other nations and territories with more than 20,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours – a new daily record.
Cases in Germany, Iran and Spain rose to more than 12,000 each. An official in Tehran tweeted that the coronavirus was killing one person every 10 minutes.
Italian soldiers transported corpses overnight from an overwhelmed cemetery in Europe’s worst-hit nation where 3,405 people have died, more than in mainland China. Germany’s military was also readying to help.
Supermarkets in many countries were besieged with shoppers stocking up on food staples and hygiene products. Some rationed sales and fixed special hours for the elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to severe illness.
CoronaVirus, Corona Virus, Covid-19, SarsCov20, LONDON, LOCKDOWN, Britain, deaths, underground, Queen Elizabeth,