UK wasn’t ready for pan­demic: re­port

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS -

Lon­don: Bri­tain was not pre­pared to deal with a health pan­demic, ac­cord­ing to the Evening Stan­dard news­pa­per, cit­ing a re­cently leaked se­cret White­hall doc­u­ment pro­duced years be­fore the novel coro­n­avirus out­break.

The anal­y­sis, co­de­named Ex­er­cise Cygnus, was based on a 2016 sim­u­la­tion of a flu pan­demic in­volv­ing all lev­els of na­tional, re­gional and lo­cal gov­ern­ment, po­lice and other or­gan­i­sa­tions, said the Lon­don-based news­pa­per.

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