Hospitals are preparing to reopen coronavirus wards following a surge in cases across the UK. It has been reported that doctors have been told emergency measures will most likely be needed from 2 October.
This comes as coronavirus cases have now risen above 3,000 per day for the third day in a row. France and Spain are now seeing cases rising above 10,000 per day, and typically the UK is some two to four weeks behind.
A consultant told the Sunday Mirror, “Plans are in place for Covid wards to be reopened to cope with a fast-rising rate of infections.
“More people are going back to work, schools are open and more people are socialising in spite of the new restrictions. We have to be ready.”
From today the government’s rule of six now applies meaning that people can only meet in groups of no more than six outside and at home.