September 21, 2020
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This morning the print Guardian leads with the news that Britain’s most senior government advisors are to make a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “heading in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has been reached”.
As Downing Street considers imposing nationwide curbs to contain a sharp jump in cases, the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, will make a rare live televised address alongside the UK chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.
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The front page of today’s Guardian: UK is at a critical point, chief scientists to warn public. pic.twitter.com/De8PZ8NCKG
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