UK Coronavirus Deaths Rise to 21

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.

The UK government’s chief medical adviser said the patients were all in “at-risk” groups from across England.

The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 1,140 while 37,746 people have been tested.

It comes as US President Donald Trump decided to suspend all travel between the US and the UK and Ireland.

Meanwhile France has ordered non-essential locations used by the public to close, and has asked citizens to go out as little as possible. Several European countries have closed their borders or shut their airports.

US vice president Mike Pence said the ban would begin at midnight on Monday eastern standard time (04:00 GMT), following a “unanimous recommendation” from health experts.

The US has already banned travel from 26 European countries.

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