Coronavirus news: Trump adds UK and Ireland to US travel ban as death toll in Britain nearly doubles in one day

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People wear masks and gloves as they travel on a tube in London, Friday, March 13, 2020: AP
People wear masks and gloves as they travel on a tube in London, Friday, March 13, 2020: AP

Spain and France both imposed partial lockdown as part of their efforts to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic as the UK government came under pressure to take action immediately.

The news came as the UK’s death toll from coronavirus nearly doubled, by rising from 11 to 21 as preparations were reportedly made to ban mass gatherings across the country from next week

Boris Johnson has faced criticism over his government’s plan to build up immunity within the population to fight the virus over a prolonged period, rather than introducing mass lockdowns.

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