Experts have warned the UK is facing a “major outbreak” of coronavirus in the coming weeks as it continues to spread across the globe.
Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said the outbreak is likely to become a pandemic, adding he was becoming “increasingly alarmed” about the rate of infection. Professor Piot, who co-discovered ebola and the presence of Aids in Africa, warned that coronavirus is more dangerous than ebola.
“It’s a greater threat because of the mode of transmission. The potential for spread is much, much higher”.
“If the number of people who get infected is huge, then that will also kill a very large number of people.”
A set of screengrabs which sparked wild conspiracy theories that China is covering up the death toll of coronavirus could have been digitally altered, web users have claimed.
The latest allegation came after internet users alleged to have spotted much higher statistics of coronavirus victims ‘momentarily’ on the country’s largest online news site Tencent, sparking heated discussions on social media.
Within minutes of the post-it was reported officials ordered the site to be suspended, which it promptly was, on relaunch the web site showed the “Official Figures” as released to the world media by China…