The worst is yet to come according to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who has said that the peak in the number of deaths from coronavirus is still 10 days away.
Mr Khan also said that the lockdown is “nowhere near” over.
This comes as the death toll in the capital has reached 1,706.
Mr Khan said “too many people are losing their lives” in the capital and that we must all brace for the drastic restrictions to our daily lives to last much longer.
Mr Khan told BBC Radio 4s Today programme: “I think were nowhere near lifting the lockdown.
“I speak to experts regularly, in fact after this Ill have another call with Public Health England and NHS London experts.
“We think the peak which is the worst part of the virus is still probably a week and half away.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital after he tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Khan has said that London has enough critical care beds to cope.
He told the BBC : “A few weeks ago we started planning for the worst, which is a peak where we would need in London around 8,000 intensive care unit beds.
“To give you a scale of the challenge, we normally have across the whole of London about 800 intensive care unit beds with ventilators, oxygen and those sort of things.
“Because of the brilliance of the NHS, Army planners, and many others we’ve opened the Nightingale Hospital.”
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