The North Laine Brighton clap for the heroes of the NHS
Coronavirus spread across the world, with about 6.9 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 400,000 people have lost their lives as of June 2020.
When did coronavirus first come to the UK? The first confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK were on January 29, when two Chinese nationals fell ill at the Staycity Aparthotel in York.
On February 6, a British businessman in Brighton was diagnosed with the virus after catching in in Singapore. The so-called ‘super spreader’ was later linked to 11 other cases, five of which were in the UK.
On February 28, the first person to catch coronavirus in the UK was diagnosed, a man who lived in Surrey, but who had not been abroad.