Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make a major announcement on Monday, and it is expected that he will announce stricter measures across parts of England.
Restaurants, schools and universities will remain open, but all pubs, bars, gyms, casino’s and betting shops are expected to be closed under the new “rule of 3” lockdown measures.
Oxford University Professor Peter Horby said on Sunday that the UK is now in a “precarious position” as there are more people in hospital for coronavirus now, than when the UK went into its first lockdown in March.
Professor Powis, NHSE medical director said on Monday during a press conference from Downing Street that nightingale hospitals are now being mobilised.
Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate have now been mobilised to take in new patients.