Waltham Forest and Redbridge now combine for just under 100 total Covid-19 cases.

Public Health England has confirmed 50 coronavirus cases in Waltham Forest and 45 in Redbridge.

London accounts for 2,189 of the UK's 5,163 total cases - so far 281 people have died.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to order a widespread lockdown after thousands of people ignored calls for "social distancing" this weekend.

The Prime Minister said he will be thinking "very, very actively" about what steps to take if people continue to gather in large numbers in defiance of calls to stay apart.

There was anger among MPs at scenes over the weekend of crowds flocking to parks, markets, beaches and beauty spots.

Conservative former Cabinet minister Julian Smith said he would support "any measure" the Government brought forward to force people to comply with the guidance.

For Labour, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said ministers should be making "immediate preparations" for the "next stage" while learning from other European nations.

There are growing fears that Britain is on a similar trajectory to Italy - scene of the world's worst outbreak - where the death toll passed 5,000 over the weekend.

The Italian government was one of a number of European countries to announce new or extended restrictions - with Germany banning public gatherings of more than two people not from the same household.

It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted there have been "challenges" with the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline NHS staff after a doctors' leader said they felt they were being treated like "cannon fodder".

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