We have moved from a situation where we are mainly in Contain, with some Delay built in, to we are now mainly Delay.
'There are now several - not large numbers - but several cases where we can not see where this has come from in terms of a clear transmission, either because someone has come directly from overseas or because they've had a close contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas.
During a joint Downing Street press conference on Tuesday, where PM Boris Johnson announced the government'sCovid-19 battle plan, Whitty told reporters that in a "worst case scenario", the virus had the potential to infect 80 percent and kill 1 percent of the United Kingdom population.
The total in the United Kingdom has risen from 164 to 206 on Saturday, with two deaths as a result of the Covid-19 virus.
Giving evidence to the Health Select Committee, Prof Chris Whitty said: 'I'm expecting the number only to go up'.
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Pence said all guests and crew will be tested at a military base, and guests that need to be quarantined will be quarantined. Others who were on that voyage also have tested positive in Minnesota, Illinois, Hawaii, Utah and Canada.
He told MPs the United Kingdom had now mainly moved into the "delay phase" of tackling the virus.
He said, "For the early stages of delay, contain and delay are very similar, not quite the same".
The first novel coronavirus death in Britain has been confirmed on Thursday, as the total number of infections jumped to 115, according to British health authorities. The latest figure includes 147 cases in England, 11 in Scotland, three in Northern Ireland and two in Wales, said the Department of Health and Social Care in a statement.
"The patient has previously been in and out of hospital for non-coronavirus reasons, but on this occasion was admitted and last night tested positive for coronavirus". Eight patients were identified in the United Kingdom where it is not yet clear whether they contracted it directly or indirectly from an individual who had recently returned from overseas.