As UK infections surge, what’s in store for a new lockdown?

The UK’s top health officials have warned that if the rate of coronavirus infections continues unabated, we could hit 50,000 per day by mid October. By mid-November, they say that could mean Britain recording 200 deaths per day. As we’re warned of new restrictions to come, the Evening Standard’s associate editor Julian Glover asks: what can we learn from last time around?

And, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation on Tuesday to outline a new set of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. Political editor Joe Murphy says he will have to strike the right balance between protecting the health of the nation, and the health of the economy. Meanwhile, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is keen to introduce measures that’ll stop the virus in its tracks - will the capital be put under a different set of lockdown rules?


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