Third wave of Covid could be underway in UK, scientists say | Coronavirus
Scientists have warned ministers that a third wave of coronavirus may have already started in Britain, casting doubt on plans in England to lift all lockdown restrictions in three weeks.
Experts have warned that any increase in hospital admissions for coronavirus could leave the NHS struggling to cope as it struggles to clear the huge backlog of non-Covid cases.
Downing Street insisted it was too early to speculate whether the plan to lift all lockdown rules in England on June 21 could go ahead, prompting the industry to the hotel industry to call on the government to ensure it was providing “advance notice” to ailing businesses of any “lingering measures.”
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi refused to deny that some restrictions such as wearing masks and working from home could remain in place to reduce the spread of the virus. Senior science advisers believe that, wherever possible, working from home makes sense beyond June, as it would reduce the number of people who come in contact.