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Restrictions could return as the UK is facing another peak ‘which could be as serious as the last’

by LLB staff reporter
19th Oct 21 10:24 am

Restrictions could be imposed in England this winter as there were 49,156 cases recorded in one day on Monday, which was the highest level in three months.

Working from home, the wearing of face masks could return and people mixing in different households could be banned by the government.

Former chief scientific adviser Sir David King has warned of more infections this winter.

He told Sky News, “The disease is rising to another peak and this peak could be as serious as the last.”

The scientist is baffled as to why people are no longer wearing face masks on public transport or inside buildings.

Sir David said it is a “very simple operation” which will most certainly help to reduce the spread of Covid.

Scientists have raised concerns that the rollout of booster jabs is happening to slowly and immunity against Covid could now be waning.

Sir David also criticised the booster jab rollout and said it has been going “extremely slowly.”

He added, “I cannot understand this, if the vaccines are available, what’s happening to the rollout?”

John Roberts of the Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group told the Telegraph, “At the start of the booster campaign, the secretary of state for health and social care stated that the aim was to protect the most vulnerable from Covid-19 as we head into the autumn and winter months.

“But at the current rate, it’s likely to be towards the end of January before the approximately 22m that fall into the most vulnerable groups receive the booster.

“With case numbers very high and still rising, and admissions to hospital also rising again, it’s clear that accelerating the booster rollout is vital to reduce the pressure on health services and minimise Covid-related deaths this autumn and winter.”

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