UK at a ‘precarious point’ in covid crisis, say scientists

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “UK at a ‘precarious point’ in covid crisis, say scientists” – below is their description.

Boris Johnson has been briefing cabinet ministers today about the new three tiered lockdown system for England – amid stark warnings by leading scientists that the country is at a ‘precarious point’ in the coronavirus crisis. Political leaders in the north say their local economies could be shattered by the new restrictions – and want much more control over test and trace efforts as well as financial support. A further 12,872 new UK infections have been confirmed in the last 24 hours – with a sharp rise in the numbers of hospital patients. While a further 65 deaths have been reported. That takes the total to 42, 825.

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