London (ANN)-The British government’s mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis is beginning to have serious repercussions as the UK braces for a wave of fatalities connected to the COVID-19 disease.

Whilst the number of deaths currently stands at 1,019, fatality rates are expected to increase exponentially, particularly in the capital city, London.

Earlier today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, gave notice of the setting up of “temporary mortuaries” across the capital to deal with the expected “large number” of deaths.

The crisis in London is mirrored by the crisis within the establishment, as demonstrated by the number of high-ranking figures who have been personally affected by the coronavirus.

Apart from Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, other leading figures to be infected include the health secretary, Mike Hancock and the Scottish secretary, Alister Jack.

Earlier there were reports that the government’s chief scientific advisor (and the man leading the national anti-coronavirus strategy), had also been infected but he has come out to deny the claims.

Underlining the atmosphere of high tension and uncertainty bordering on chaos, Buckingham Palace was forced to issue a statement yesterday claiming that the Queen is in “good health”.

Speculation about the Queen’s infection with coronavirus mounted after it was confirmed that the two persons she regularly comes into contact – namely her son and the heir to the throne Prince Charles and the PM Johnson – had tested positive.

Amid this febrile atmosphere of anxiety and uncertainty, the British establishment is using the military as an insurance policy against widespread social disorder, riots and mass looting.

Whilst Operation Rescript is ostensibly designed to shore up the embattled National Health Service (NHS), no one in Britain doubts that its true mission is to safeguard the political system and key national security infrastructure – including nuclear facilities – in the event of widescale disorder.

The coronavirus is exacting a heavy toll on Britain’s leadership, but it may yet inflict far greater damage on the country’s social fabric and political complexion.

The weeks and months ahead may prove to be the most eventful in the country’s living memory.