THE national lockdown has been blasted as a new study showed one million people had the virus last week alone.
A staggering one in 55 people in the UK contracted the disease between 10 and 16 January, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The chilling figure has cast the success of the second national lockdown into doubt as it is clearly failing to trigger the kind of dip in infections that the first lockdown led to last summer – possibly due to the new variant.
At 5pm this evening Boris Johnson will address the nation over concerns that the lockdown is failing and urge people to continue to stay inside to reduce the pressure on the NHS.
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