A leading scientist has warned that the UK is “on the edge of losing control” of coronavirus, as the number of infections rise.
Professor Sir Mark Walport, a member of the government’s SAGE advisory committee, said people need to limit their socialising to ensure children can remain at school, and students at university.
It came as around 3,500 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the UK, for the second day running.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting from health correspondent Lauren Moss.
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