Next coronavirus hotspots include London, Midlands and North East coast

The next coronavirus hotspots are set to be London, the Midlands and the North East coast, according to experts.

In the coming weeks, outbreaks are expected growing in new areas also including Hartlepool and Scarborough.

By October, these areas will be fighting a surge in cases, with Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland, Hambleton and Middlesbrough soon to follow, reports The Sun.

Current, these areas are not under tough restrictions.

This comes as Boris Johnson is due to announce on Tuesday a raft of new measures to try and combat the rocketing number of coronavirus cases.

The PM will address the nation at 8pm to outline his plans.

Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be forced to close by 10pm from Thursday.

As well as the curfew, the hospitality sector will be restricted by law to table service only.

Alarming figures show the rate of coronavirus in the UK is doubling every seven days – meaning there could be 50,000 new cases a day by October 13.

  • Pubs will be forced to close at 10pm under new curfew, Boris Johnson to announce

From today, the Government has confirmed local lockdown restrictions will be enforced across parts of the North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire to "curb rising infection rates".

The new restrictions will apply to Merseyside, Warrington, Halton and Lancashire. Blackpool is exempt from the lockdown measures.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday: "We are seeing cases of coronavirus rise fast in Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Warrington, Halton and Wolverhampton.

"Local leaders in these areas have asked for stronger restrictions to be put in place to protect local people, and we are acting decisively to support them.

"I know these restrictions will make every-day life harder for many, but I know that residents will work together and respect the rules so we can reduce rates of transmission.

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