BBC Laura Kuenssberg warns coronavirus peak coming earlier than expected

BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg warned the coronavirus peak is coming earlier than the Government expected while asking Business minister Alok Sharma about the Government's future plans to tackle COVID-19. She questioned whether the Government believes they were too slow to react to the spread. It comes as there were 29,474 confirmed cases of coronavirus at 8am on Wednesday, up from 25,150 the day before.

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Ms Kuenssberg said: "This disease seems to be coming earlier than the Government expected.

"You're missing the testing targets. There's a huge amount of evidence of staff not having the equipment they desperately need.

"There are not enough ventilators.

"Do you accept now that the approach and response from Government has been too slow?"

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CoronavirusLaura Kuenssberg warned the peak is coming earlier than expected (Image: BBC)

CoronavirusAlok Sharma at the daily briefing at Downing Street (Image: SKY)

Mr Sharma replied: "The Prime Minister has made it very clear.

"Increasing testing capacity is absolutely the Government's top priority.

"We're now at 10,000 tests a day.

"We're rolling out additional networks for labs and testing sites and in terms of PPE, in the last three weeks 390 million products have been

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