Coronavirus UK news – Covid second wave is ‘inevitable’ warns Boris Johnson amid fears of ‘extended’ national lockdown

BORIS JOHNSON warned a second wave of coronavirus in the UK is ‘inevitable’ – and urged Brits to stick to the ‘rule of six’ to avoid a second national lockdown.

During a visit to Oxfordshire on Friday, the PM said: “Obviously, we’re looking very carefully at the spread of the pandemic as it evolves over the last few days and there’s no question, as I’ve said for several weeks now, that we could expect (and) are now seeing a second wave coming in.”

“We are seeing it in France, in Spain, across Europe – it has been absolutely, I’m afraid, inevitable we were going to see it in this country.”

It comes after Number 10 warned an ‘extended’ national lockdown could be enforced if the coronavirus surge isn’t stopped in its tracks.

The idea that No10 want to avoid an “extended” lockdown suggests the cabinet may be willing to bring in a temporary measure of days or weeks to try and put the brakes on instead.

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