Boris admits UK already planning for second coronavirus wave after crucial 'R rate' rises

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    Boris Johnson has shared the Government’s contingency plans for a second wave of coronavirus infections.

    The Prime Minister was questioned over fears that there could be another spike in positive cases in the autumn months.

    He warned that “all sorts of measures” were being kept in “reserve” as tools to fight an increase in the R rate.

    Mr Johnson said: “Clearly a huge amount of work have been devoted to the possibility of a second wave ever since the disease arrived in this country.

    “Our anxiety about the second wave has been very much at the forefront of our minds.

    “We will obviously keep all sorts of measures in reserve.”

    He confirmed that this included local, regional and national lockdowns.

    More to follow…



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