Coronavirus UK news – London Tier 3 ‘not inevitable’ as capital faces race against time to get Covid cases under control

IT’S “not inevitable” that London will be placed under tighter coronavirus restrictions ahead of next week’s review of the tiered system, Matt Hancock has said.

The Health Secretary admitted that he is concerned about rising infection rates in the south-east of England.

Covid rates are up in 31 of the 32 London boroughs, the exception being Brent, according to data from Public Health England.

Barking and Dagenham, Waltham Forest, and Redbridge have now entered the top 20 areas with the highest rates of infection in England.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said that placing the capital under the harshest restrictions would be “catastrophic”, but warned the city was facing “a tipping point”.

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