The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the globe with the number of cases internationally and here in the UK continuing to rise.
It has now been estimated there could be as many as 55,000 cases of the flu bug in Britain, with the UK death toll now standing at 71.
Huge events, like Glastonbury and Euro 2020, along with hundreds of other social gatherings have now been cancelled as authorities try to contain the spread of the virus.
People are being urged to stay out of pubs, restaurants, the theatre and events that involve close contact with other people.
The most at risk could be told to self-isolate for at least 12 weeks.
The most vulnerable groups include those over the age of 70, anyone with underlying health problems who is routinely offered an NHS flu jab and pregnant women.
Toyota has now suspended work at all of its UK factories and fashion chain Zara has announced it will close almost 4,000 stores amid plunging sales.
The government announced a £350billion package for struggling businesses and homeowners affected by coronavirus could be entitled to a three month mortgage holiday.
Supermarkets have now started to limit the amount of items customers can buy in an effort to calm panic buying from people fearful they may be forced into self-isolation.
The latest figures have revealed there are now 200,000 people battling coronavirus around the world.
People are being urged to take extra precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe in a bid to flatten the peak of the virus and make sure their are enough hospital beds for patients who need treatment for coronavirus.
While experts are insisting most people will experience mild symptoms, or even none at all, if they become infected – the bug could prove serious or even fatal for the most vulnerable.
However, in China, where COVID-19 originated, a 103-year-old grandmother has now been discharged from hospital after battling coronavirus.
Zhang Guangfen spent six days as a patient but has reportedly made a full recovery after six days of treatment in Wuhan.
She is the oldest person to be treated for coronavirus in China, with the previous eldest 101 years old.
Ms Zhang’s doctors said her remarkable recovery was down to her having no underlying health problems when she was admitted to hospital with the bug.
But when she was admitted to hospital, the grandmother was in a critical condition and was struggling to speak.
The Chutian Metropolis Daily told how nurses made sure they spoon-fed Ms Zhang to keep her strength up.
After a few days she started to recover following round-the-clock care.
Matron Liao Zhenhui said: “The grandmother loved being complimented by the nurses.
“She would smile and nod every time after I told her she looked pretty.”
The 101-year-old who had been China’s previous oldest patient to recover from COVID-19 was admitted to hospital just after his 101st birthday.
Known only as Mr Dai, the patient was discharged from hospital, also in Wuhan, after just a week – he was fully recovered.
Matron Li Lai said he looked “very energetic” when he was allowed home and spent his time in hospital telling staff about his wife, 92.
Ms lai said: “He said he needed to get better soon so he could go home and take care of her.”