Coronavirus kills 29 more Brits as UK death toll rises

A further 29 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 128.

Patients were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Despite increasing deaths, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Thursday: "There is zero prospect of any restriction being placed on travelling in or out of London.

“It’s not happening.”

He said police would maintain responsibility for maintaining law and order and there were no plans to use the military for this purpose.

Boris Johnson has encouraged Brits to social distance and not travel unless it is essential.

He has advised people to work from home if they can, avoid mass gatherings and avoid going to pubs, clubs and theatres.

Worldwide cases have reached 200,000 with 9,377 deaths so far.

China has the highest number of deaths at 3,245, although reports suggest the country has not found any new cases in the last day.

Italy has the second highest number of deaths at 2,978.

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