LONDON

The British government issued new health advice to the elderly and children on Thursday as the country’s coronavirus plan transitions from “contain” to “delay” and the social and economic impact increases. 

A total of 590 cases have been confirmed so far in the U.K., with 10 deaths within the country.

After calling an emergency government meeting, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference with Chief Scientific Officer Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.

Vallance noted the true number of infections in the country was most likely between 5,000 and 10,000.

Johnson said: “We have all

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