The UK has confirmed 1,108 new cases of coronavirus and a total of 12 new deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours. This emerges from the UK government’s latest tally, released this Saturday, while Health Secretary Matt Hancock has already warned that it does not rule out new restrictions as authorities are unable to stop the current trend.
Hancock has stated that countries in other parts of the world have already seen a second wave and insisted that the coronavirus remains a “very serious threat”.
“The cases are re-emerging and we have to make very extensive local closures or take more national action. We are not ruling this out, but we don’t want to see it,” he said in comments made this Saturday and by The Independent ‘were collected.
Meanwhile, a science paper produced for the government has suggested that up to 85,000 people could die in a second wave of coronavirus in the UK this winter.