Thank you for your reading and interest in the news UK 'heading in the wrong direction' as coronavirus cases rise and now with details
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - The UK’s battle with coronavirus is “heading in the wrong direction” and the country will face a very challenging winter, the chief medical officer has warned.
Professor Chris Whitty is going to make public on Monday the state of Britain’s pandemic response.
The government warned at the weekend that infections rates are still rising, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he fears a second wave is coming, and ways to tighten lockdown restrictions have been aired.
Before a news conference on Monday, excerpts of what Prof Whitty will say have been released.
"The trend in the UK is heading in the wrong direction and we are at a critical point in the pandemic," he is expected to say.
"We are looking at the data to see how to manage the spread of the virus before a very challenging winter period."
Coronavirus has killed more than 40,000 people in Britain since the start of the pandemic in March.
New cases fell rapidly due to an unprecedented three-month national lockdown, but have risen as the shuttered economy, schools and offices reopened.
The government has been heavily criticised for a shortage of testing capacity.
The warning from Prof Whitty is expected to foreshadow a national address by Mr Johnson later in the week, although it has not been confirmed.
Health minister Matt Hancock on Sunday refused to rule out another national lockdown but said if people followed the rules then this would not be necessary.
"People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines," Mr Johnson said on Saturday.
More than 10 million of the UK’s 67 million population are already in some form of local lockdown. More restrictions will start on Tuesday in Lancashire, Merseyside, parts of the Midlands and West Yorkshire.
The government is desperate to avoid a second national lockdown.
Among the idea to avoid it is a “circuit-break” plan which would heavily curtail social contacts but keeps open schools and large sectors of the economy.
People in England who refuse to follow an order to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the coronavirus can now be fined up to £10,000 (Dh47,440), the UK Government said on Saturday.
Updated: September 21, 2020 02:32 AM
These were the details of the news UK 'heading in the wrong direction' as coronavirus cases rise for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.