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Coronavirus live: Government unveils virus 'battle plan'

3 March 2020, 07:37 | Updated: 3 March 2020, 13:28

The UK government will set out its plans on Tuesday
The UK government will set out its plans on Tuesday. Picture: PA

The UK's plan to tackle coronavirus is due to be revealed by the Prime Minister and senior health officials later, as the outbreak spreads globally.

The UK's battle plan to tackle coronavirus is due to be revealed as the country prepares for the illness to spread more widely in the days and weeks ahead.

The number of people in the UK who have tested positive for the virus stands at 39.

Boris Johnson is due to set out the Government's plan, vowing that officials are "ready to take necessary steps" to contain coronavirus and protect the vulnerable.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed in a speech to parliament that the number of confirmed cases in the UK is now 51.

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