London And Other English Cities Declared To Be At High Alert For COVID-19

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Commuters walk over London Bridge toward the City of London during the morning rush hour on Thursday. The city and other large areas are now under a high alert for the coronavirus, as health officials enact new restrictions.

"Things will get worse before they get better," U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, noting that the coronavirus is spreading exponentially in the U.K.

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