People who are extremely overweight die from coronavirus twice as often as people who are at a healthy weight, Whately said.

Dutch doctors also discovered earlier that overweight plays a role in the severity and course of the complaints of the coronavirus.

At a press conference, the British Deputy Minister called the corona virus “one of the greatest health challenges for our country”.

Prefer not on vacation

Whately advises Britten not to go on vacation. “People who book a vacation need to understand that there is a pandemic.”

The Deputy Minister said that the United Kingdom could simply impose a two-week quarantine period for countries where the number of infections is increasing. Vacationers should take that into account, she says.