Three hundred rooms have been made available in two hotels for the next 12 weeks, the London mayor's office said in a statement last week, but homeless people are seen on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, nearby Trafalgar Square in Westminster. They are at particular risk of contracting the coronavirus with the systems that care for them poorly equipped to handle a major outbreak. Vigilant hygiene can prevent transmission, health experts say, but that is likely to be a challenge for people living without homes. An estimated 320,000 people are homeless in the UK, according to the latest research by charity "Shelter". This equates to one in every 201 Brits and was an increase of four per cent on the previous year's number.