Figures today suggested daily coronavirus cases have doubled in a week, with the R-Rate now potentially as high as 1.4. Rishi Sunak has urged Boris Johnson not to risk the recovery by going too far with any new lockdown rules. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to convene a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. The government is facing a growing backlash as the 'world class' testing system creaks under the pressure of rising cases. Government sources have told The Telegraph that Boris Johnson is desperate to tackle rising cases through placing a curfew on the hospitality sector.
Source: The Nation September 19, 2020 06:05 UTC