PMMB COVID-19 Bulletin: United Kingdom (22nd April 2020)

Loh Teng Hern Tan, Vengadesh Letchumanan, Hooi Leng Ser, Jodi Woan Fei Law, Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib, Learn Han Lee

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COVID-19 has greatly impacted the world and posed an enormous public health threat. The United Kingdom is hit harder by the COVID-19 crisis than any other European countries, besides Italy, Spain and France. The UK government has come under heavy criticism for its response to COVID-19, with lack of preparedness, shortages of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing. Despite the lockdown is in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, UK death toll continues to surge. As of 21st April 2020, more than 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 16,000 deaths had been recorded in UK.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbera0000078
JournalProgress in Microbes and Molecular Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Novel coronavirus
  • PMMB
  • SAR-CoV-2
  • United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)


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