UK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, high scientists to warn

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The United Kingdom’s chief medical adviser is to warn that the nation is at a “critical point” within the coronavirus pandemic and “heading in the wrong direction”.

On Sunday, 3,899 new each day circumstances and 18 deaths had been reported within the UK. Prime minister Boris Johnson held a gathering at Downing Street on Sunday with Britain’s most senior authorities scientists, to debate whether or not to introduce additional measures.

The chief medical officer for England, professor Chris Whitty, is anticipated to say: “The trend in the UK is heading in the wrong direction and we are at a critical point in the pandemic. We are looking at the data to see how to manage the spread of the virus ahead of a very challenging winter period”.

On Wednesday, the nation recorded 3,991 new each day circumstances, the highest each day determine since May 8, when the nation was solely starting to emerge from lockdown, and there have been 4,649 new circumstances reported.

Authorities attributed the rise in infections to the truth that Britain’s testing capability has additionally grown for the reason that peak of the primary wave. Earlier, Johnson introduced that he plans to spice up testing to 500,000 a day by the top of October to keep away from a second nationwide lockdown.