Evening Standard: UK coronavirus death toll passes 47,000 amid mounting criticism of move to hold sports events at start of epidemic


The number of coronavirus deaths passed 47,000 in the UK as ministers faced growing accusations today that people may have died because of the decision to hold this year’s Cheltenham Festival and a Liverpool Champions League game.

As the epidemic took off in the UK in March, major sporting events were still being allowed by the Government despite being cancelled in other countries.


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