New Delhi: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK rose to 820 after a newborn reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in London. The newborn–the global pandemics’ youngest confirmed case was thought to have been tested within minutes of being born.  Meanwhile, doctors are trying to establish how the baby caught the infection – either through the womb or during birth. Also Read - Haryana: Man Catches Fire While Cleaning Household Items With Alcohol-based Sanitiser

Earlier, the child’s mother was rushed to the North Middlesex Hospital in the borough of Enfield with suspected pneumonia. It is thought that she only learned of her diagnosis right after giving birth. The mother was now being treated at a specialist facility while her child has been admitted in another hospital. Also Read - Amol Parashar Talks About His Ability to Connect With People Easily

On the other hand, the UK government is planning to scale up its fight against the coronavirus outbreak, with a ban on mass gatherings expected by next week as well as emergency laws to give police the power to detain infected people. Also Read - Tokyo to Host The Postponed Olympics From July 23 to August 8 2021

In the day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held another emergency meeting at 10 Downing Street in London  to discuss further steps within the government’s current ‘delay’ strategy to manage the peak of the cases further down during warmer months. A total of 11 people have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19 in the UK.

(With agency inputs)