Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

Boris Johnson takes huge dig at EU’s coronavirus response – ‘We’ve done more tests!’ | UK | News

Europe is the epicentre of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak with Italy, Spain, Germany and France all having more confirmed cases of the virus than Britain. The Prime Minister stated that the UK has done more tests than most other countries in Europe during the pandemic. 

Mr Johnson said: “We’ve done many more tests – not that this is a competition – we’ve done many more tests than most other European countries.

“The priority should be and will be getting those tests to our frontline staff in the NHS.

“We are going to do that as fast as we possibly can.”

At the time of writing, Britain has conducted over 90,000 coronavirus tests.

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Britain has the 10th highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world. 

The UK has more than 8,200 cases in total.

The death toll in Britain is currently 433. 

A total of 135 people have recovered from the coronavirus within the United Kingdom.

Italy has over 74,000 cases of COVID-19.

The death toll in the country is over 7,500.

That is the highest death toll in the world. 

Over 7,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Italy. 

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