Central London remains busy despite WHO "social distancing" advice

Central London was crowded with locals and tourists on Saturday (March 14th) - a stark contrast to other European capitals where residents are practising "social distancing" to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

The reason the UK has held off on the stricter measures appears to be because the government predicts that the outbreak may not peak until 14 weeks from now.

The government and its advisers believe people will not be willing to alter their way of life from now for several months so are waiting for the right time to change their advice.

As of 9 am on Saturday, there were 1,140 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, and 21 deaths, Public Health England have confirmed.

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Location: London