UK’s top scientists to warn of ‘critical point in coronavirus address tomorrow’

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The UK’s chief scientists will reportedly warn Brits of a “critical point” in the coronavirus crisis tomorrow.

Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance will publish the latest data on Covid-19 and tell the national to prepare themselves for a “very challenging” winter, the Daily Mirror reports.

The pair will publish the latest data on the deadly disease in a bid to encourage the public to stick to the rules.

Mr Whitty, the  Chief Medical Officer will 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.”

  • UK’s top scientists to warn Brits of ‘critical point in coronavirus address tomorrow’

Boris Johnson will address the nation this week after Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned the country was at "tipping point" into a second wave of deadly coronavirus.

The Prime Minister is expected to announce that there will be tougher lockdown restrictions across England to prevent the disease spiralling out of control.

Sources from Downing Street restrictions "on the table" include a nationwide ban on households mixing, a curfew on pubs and harsher penalties for those who flout the law.

It's thought restrictions could be introduced as soon as next week so that Government scientists have the chance to see if the 'Rule of Six' has helped get new infections under control.

Earlier this weekend Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned numbers could "shoot through the roof".

He also refused to rule out a second national lockdown if the public failed to follow social distancing rules.

"This country faces a tipping point," he said. "If everybody follows the rules then we can avoid further national lockdowns.

"But we of course have to be prepared to take action if that's what's necessary."

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