Britain will ‘of course’ face a new lockdown if the third wave of COVID-19 hits ‘unacceptable’ levels, a minister warned today.
Cases continue to soar, hospitalisations are tracking above some of SAGE’s worst-case projections, and deaths have hit a four-month high.
England’s chief medical officer last night cautioned the UK could still ‘get into trouble again surprisingly fast’ and hospitals may face ‘scary numbers’ within a matter of weeks.
He said: ‘We are not by any means out of the woods yet.’
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has already dropped all mention of the final unlocking being ‘irreversible’ despite using the term for months.