Coronavirus: 'Critical point' in pandemic as UK infection rate heading in wrong direction, says chief medical officer Potential scenarios for the months ahead will be set out in a televised briefing on Monday.

Potential scenarios for the months ahead will be set out in a televised briefing on Monday.

England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned the rate of COVID-19 infections in the UK is "heading in the wrong direction".

On Monday, Professor Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance will deliver a televised briefing on the latest coronavirus data.

According to Downing Street, they will explain how the coronavirus is currently spreading and set out "potential scenarios" for the months ahead.

They will not be joined by Prime...
source: The Sky News

2020-09-21 00:14
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