LONDON

The number of coronavirus cases in the U.K. rose to 51 on Tuesday, as the British government set out its action plan on the same day.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament: “As of 9 a.m. today there were 51 confirmed cases in the U.K. and it’s becoming more likely that we will see widespread transmission here in this country.”

At a press conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Our country remains extremely well prepared.”

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said: “Even for the highest-risk group, the great majority of people will survive this. If you look at

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