London: The UK is “not out of the woods yet” with the coronavirus pandemic and the number of people hospitalised with the deadly virus could reach quite scary numbers” if the trend is sustained, England’s Chief Medical Officer has warned. Professor Chris Whitty also said that people should approach the end of most restrictions from Monday with caution.
Whitty said that the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is doubling around every three weeks and could hit “quite scary numbers” if that trend is sustained. He urged the public to take things incredibly slowly as the so-called July 19 Freedom Day from legal lockdown restrictions approaches. “I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that we could get into trouble again surprisingly fast,” he told a webinar hosted by the Science Museum on Thursday.