The UK is facing a “tipping point” as “more restrictive measures” can be taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the Minister of Health told Sky News.
“People have become more relaxed during the summer,” Matt Hancock said, but “now is the time when everyone needs to come back” to follow the rules.
Sophie Ridge told Sunday that he is “concerned” that too many people are violating self-isolation guidelines. As a result, it was made illegal in England.
Hancock revealed that discussions are underway today regarding a possible closure in London.
He also refused to rule out a “national measure” when pressed about the possibility of a second national lockdown.
Hancock explained that people should report their neighbors to break any emergency Covid-19 Laws.
When asked if he would do that, the minister said, “Yes – and everyone should … everyone has a role to play in this.”
This comes as daily figures for the new Corona virus infection To a level not seen in more than four months, 4,422 were reported on Saturday and 4,322 on Friday – the highest level since May 8.
Earlier, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized the government, who said the ministers “lost control of the testing regime.”
He told Sophie Ridge, “If I were Prime Minister, I would apologize for the fact that the tests are so ubiquitous and instead of using summer to prepare for fall, which is what we said should happen, we are only in this position when we need to test to be at its best. About to collapse. “
Some people in COVID-19 hotspots have complained that they cannot book a test or are sent hundreds of miles away to get a test.
Dido Harding, head of testing and tracking, said earlier this week Nobody could have expected The surge in demand coincided with the complete reopening of most schools.
It was supported by Mr Hancock, who said Sunday: “We were expecting an increase in demand for people with symptoms.
“What no one expected was that a whole group of people without symptoms suddenly came forward for a test.”
But Professor Carl Heneghan, of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, urged the government not to introduce new restrictions too quickly.
“When we look at the data, COVID operates in a seasonal fashion,” he told Sophie Ridge. “So what we have to do now is go slow. It’s a long winter.
“We cannot afford to take drastic measures now because the impact on the economy here will be significant …
“If we go now, it is too early.”
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