Coronavirus UK LIVE: Second wave to hit this winter as Boris Johnson scraps work from home rule and deaths hit 44,602

A SECOND wave of coronavirus could come as temperatures drop to 4C in winter, it was warned today.

Officials now fear any increase in cases of the deadly bug would then mean a second lockdown for the UK just as the economy begins to restart.

A senior member of The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said the virus is believed to “like” 4C – possibly explaining why it spread so quickly in February and March in the UK.

It comes as Boris Johnson has scrapped the work-from-home message and told the nation to get back into the office.

In a shift from the current Government guidance, the PM said it was time to behave normally again.

Speaking in a Q&A with the public, dubbed People’s PMQs, Mr Johnson said he wanted people to be back at work “as carefully as possible”.

He added that he thinks it’s important that people should go back to work now if they can.

At the same People’s PMQs the Tory leader said the Government could introduce stricter rules on face coverings, saying that it’s time to be “stricter in insisting people wear face coverings in confined spaces”.

It comes as the coronavirus death toll in the UK rose to44,650 after 48 more deaths in were recorded on July 10, 2020.

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