Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Brits that we must be “tough now” to prevent a second spike in cases in order to protect Christmas.
Johnson warned that people across England must be “both confident and cautious” and it is “crucial” England does not re-enter “some great lockdown again that stops business from functioning.”
Speaking to the Sun newspaper he said, “Christmas we want to protect, and we want everyone to have a fantastic Christmas.
“But the only way to make sure the country is able to enjoy Christmas is to be tough now.
“So if we can grip it now, stop the surge, arrest the spike, stop the second hump of the dromedary, flatten the second hump.”
This comes as an announcement is expected later today over tough new lockdown measure are expected to take place in the northeast of England due to a spike in cases.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told ITV’s Peston show, “The number of cases has been rising rapidly in many parts of the country, but in particular in the northeast, and so a decision has been made to impose further restrictions there.”