Boris Johnson is extremely concerned that a second wave of coronavirus will hit the UK within the next two weeks.
Due to cases bubbling up in Europe and the USA, he fears the infections are making their way to Britain after lockdown rules were eased.
While the country is past its initial peak of infections, rises were recorded each day last week for the first time since April. This brings the seven day average to nearly 700 – up 28% from the previous three weeks.
Johnson has faced a lot of criticism after removing Spain from the list of safe countries to travel too, however he said we are ‘facing the ‘threat of a second wave in other parts of Europe and we just have to be vigilant’.
He added: ‘It is really our job, our duty, to act swiftly and decisively to stop travellers coming back from those places seeding the disease here in the UK.’
The government are fearing about a second wave coming with senior government telling the Daily Mail: ‘People have got to realise we are still in the middle of a pandemic.
‘He wants to go further on opening things up and getting people back to work, but he knows it’ll be his head on the block if things go wrong.’
A Number 10 source said last night: ‘We have not seen a sharp uptick yet, but we are concerned. We don’t want to experience what some other countries are experiencing and it would be remiss of us if we were not looking at steps to prevent that.’
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