London Mayor declares 'major incident' over COVID-19 hospital pressure
Updated 21:38, 08-Jan-2021

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan declared the ongoing COIVD-19 outbreak a "major incident" in the British capital on Friday, saying hospitals could be overwhelmed if people do not stay at home.

"Today I have declared a major incident in London because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point," he said. 

"One in 30 Londoners now has COVID-19. If we do not take immediate action now, our NHS could be overwhelmed and more people will die."

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