Ex-Cabinet minister Rory Stewart suggests schools and public transport networks should be SHUT DOWN early in coronavirus outbreak saying government must learn lessons from China and Ebola

According to Daily Mail, ministers should close schools and public transport networks sooner rather than later if they are to slow the spread of coronavirus, London mayor candidate Rory Stewart has suggested. 

The former Tory Cabinet minister said the government needed to resist the ‘huge temptation’ to put off taking ‘very costly’ action.

Mr Stewart argued the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo – which he saw when he was in the Cabinet as international development secretary – showed ‘you have to act early’ as he also praised China’s approach to coronavirus.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK have now hit 278, with more than 23,500 people tested.

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