The coronavirus death toll in the United Kingdom (UK) rose to 35 as it was revealed the government will ask elderly people to self-isolate for up to four months.
The British Department of Health said 14 more patients have died in England after testing positive for Covid-19. This follows the 10 deaths announced yesterday.
A total of 35 people have died from the virus in England, while there has been one death in Scotland.
Consequently, the UK government has urged British companies to join a “national effort” to produce more intensive care ventilators and other medical equipment to help the NHS cope with a sharp increase in coronavirus cases.
Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said on Sunday morning that the elderly could be quarantined for a period of up to four months in the coming weeks as a precautionary measure to protect lives.