London Mayor Sadiq Khan reportedly declared a “serious incident” in the city as cases of coronavirus surged and could overwhelm hospitals in the city.
The mayor hoped the declaration would help promptly support the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) and said it was “overwhelmed and short of beds.”
“If we don’t take action now, our NHS could be overwhelmed and more people die,” Khan said in a statement. “Londonner continues to make huge sacrifices and I beg them today to stay home unless you absolutely need to leave.”
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“Stay at home, protect yourself, your family, friends and other Londoners, and protect the NHS.”
According to the Guardian, this declaration does not give the mayor or authorities additional powers, but does provide Westminster with easier coordination and ability to seek further assistance.
Best of all, this move is seen as a symbol to reveal to Londoners how serious the situation in their city is.
Kahn told BBC reporter Karl Mercer that COVID-19 has as many as 1 in 20 London citizens in some parts of London, but the National Bureau of Statistics lists an estimate of 1 in 30. Said that.
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Kahn also claimed that there were more than 7,000 inpatients with COVID-19. This is a 35% increase from the previous peak.
Mayor of London Khan declared a “serious incident” as the hospital was “overwhelmed” by a surge in coronavirus cases
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